Exchange sign-ups in Georgia higher than last year’s
More Georgians have signed up for coverage for the upcoming insurance exchange than at the same time last year, according to new federal figures released Wednesday. The 106,905 total through Nov. 26 exceeds the 105,299 Georgia sign-ups through Nov. 28 last year. The sign-up increase comes amid a re-energized... Read more
Trump picks Congressman Price of Georgia to run HHS
President-elect Donald Trump has selected U.S. Rep. Tom Price of Georgia as his nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Price, 62, an orthopedic surgeon, has been a fierce critic of the Affordable Care Act, and has also discussed major changes to the Medicare program. The... Read more
Georgia slightly above average in health care spending
Health care spending for the privately insured increased 4.6 percent nationally in 2015, higher than the hikes in the prior two years, according to a report released Tuesday. The report from the Health Care Cost Institute said the biggest factor in the higher spending was an increase in prices... Read more
Most in state health plan sign up with Blue Cross
More than half of the members in the state employee and teacher health plan signed up with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia plans for coverage next year. The 445,000 state employees, teachers, other school employees and retirees in the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) just completed open... Read more
How will a Trump presidency affect health care in Georgia?
“Obamacare is done.” That was the glum prediction late Tuesday night from Democratic political consultant James Carville, longtime ally of Hillary Clinton, as he noted the electoral math propelling Republican Donald Trump to victory in the presidential contest. Repealing the Affordable Care Act – or making severe changes to... Read more

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