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2018 State Policy Priorities
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2018 State Policy Priorities

 

I. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TAX REFORM

Preserve existing tax exemptions and economic development incentives related to life sciences companies and organizations. Enact new tax policies and incentives to spur company and capital formation, and job growth.

 

II. UNIVERSITY RESEARCH

Maintain FY 2018-19 funding levels for college and university life sciences-related research through allocations to the Georgia Research Alliance and the University System of Georgia.

 

III. PATIENT ACCESS

Ensure patients’ access to innovative therapies in any modifications to commercial health insurance plans and the State’s Medicaid and state employee health plans. Monitor Medicaid program and oppose reductions in state funding.

Assist healthcare providers in their efforts to improve patient outcomes.

Support modifications to commercial health insurance, Medicaid, and state employee health plans, which promote patient access to adequate provider networks and enhance plan transparency.

 

IV. REGENERATIVE AND REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE

Georgia should support the federal regulations governing research and technology applications in regenerative and reproductive medicine.

 

V. STEM EDUCATION STANDARDS

Encourage education that enhances economic development and competitiveness, specifically in the life sciences arena. Improve math standards and support Next Generation Science Standards to advance the states' employment pool and close the skills gap in Georgia's workforce.

 

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1/30/2018
EGL Genetics Lab Tour

2/13/2018
Member Benefits Webinar: VWR

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