ACA enrollment tops 587,000 in Ga., but insurers nervous over signup rules
More than 580,000 Georgians signed up for coverage in the insurance exchange during the third open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act, federal health officials said Thursday. The total of 587,845 during the signup period, which ended Jan. 31, was a 9 percent increase over last year’s Georgia total... Read more
Exchange enrollment shows strong Atlanta area numbers
Georgia’s exchange sign-ups have nearly equaled last year’s open enrollment total, with the deadline more than a week away. Federal health officials reported that as of Jan. 16, 535,918 Georgians have signed up for health insurance through the exchange or were automatically renewed for coverage in 2016. A year... Read more
Legislative panel reflects divide on Medicaid expansion
A bipartisan panel of state lawmakers voiced agreement Thursday on at least a couple of health care issues. Support for a higher cigarette tax, and for the emerging trend of ambulance crews treating people in their homes rather than in ERs were two areas of general unanimity on the... Read more
Deal says health care costs need tight rein
Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday that health care spending continues to burden Georgia’s budget, and he signaled that his longtime opposition to expanding the state’s Medicaid program has not changed. His comments in the State of the State address contrasted with the actions of some fellow governors, who recently... Read more
Blue Cross softening its approach, says new president
For years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia has maintained its dominance as the state’s No. 1 health insurer. Its membership now approaches 3 million members — in a state with slightly more than 10 million people. The company has also built a reputation as a bruising adversary... Read more

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