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The Prospects for a Healthy Georgia: Budget, Tax and Legislative 2009 Update

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Alan Essig; Linda Lowe

Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Time: 10:00 AM

Session Description:
How will the 2009 General Assembly treat your organization and those you serve? Are you prepared for the tough legislative decisions?

Join HealthTecdl in this forecast of Georgia's budget, tax and legislative agenda for 2009. Presented by the state's most thoughtful and experienced analysts, Alan Essig and Linda Lowe will share their unique insights into the emerging issues that constitute how health and human services will be structured, delivered, and financed. More importantly hear from these experts how best to engage your organization and community in the legislative process that will have a profound effect on the health and quality of life of Georgians. Bring your questions to this open and interactive session.

Session Objectives:
Upon completion of this session, participants will receive an:

  • In-depth review of 2008 Georgia budget, tax and legislative efforts - what passed and what did not
  • Analysis of emerging Georgia budget and tax issues affecting the financing of health and human services
  • Informed forecast of what to anticipate in the 2009 General Assembly - political agendas and priority legislation

Healthcare Georgia Foundation

Technology Requirements:

Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
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