Insured children increase in Georgia and nationwide, report says
A new report finds that about 3,000 more Georgia children gained health insurance last year, along with about 250,000 kids nationally. Nationwide, 95.5 percent of children had health insurance in 2016, which is a historic high, according to the report released Friday by Georgetown University Center for Children and Families.... Read more
Study: Georgia would see big gains under GOP bill, but not long term
Georgia and several other Southern states initially would gain in federal health care funding under a Republican bill speeding through the U.S. Senate, a new analysis finds. But that effect would begin to wear off after a decade from now, and ultimately could lead to losses for all states... Read more
Employer survey shows wide variation in consumer benefits costs
A new survey of employer benefits underscores a central fact about health insurance: Where you get coverage can make a huge financial difference. Premiums for employer-sponsored family coverage rose an average of 3 percent this year, to a total of to $18,764, according to an employer benefits survey of employers released Tuesday by the... Read more
State’s uninsured rate dropped last year, but trend may not continue 
Georgia’s uninsured rate fell to 12.9 percent in 2016 from 13.9 percent the previous year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But the number and percentage of Georgians without health coverage remains among the highest in the nation. Its uninsured rate trails only Texas, Alaska and Oklahoma. Nationally, the... Read more
Premium increases for Georgia’s 2018 exchange may not be over
The four insurers offering coverage in Georgia’s insurance exchange next year are increasing their proposed rates beyond the big premium hikes that they first sought, state officials said Tuesday. The ever-increasing premiums proposed by insurers reflect the instability surrounding the insurance exchanges, which provide health plans for individuals and families... Read more

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