Blue Cross signals it’s sticking with Georgia exchange for ’18
Some of the uncertainty over Georgia’s health insurance exchange lifted this week with the state’s biggest insurer filing proposed rates for the 2018 marketplace. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia said Friday it was filing rates for all regions of the state. Blue Cross’ parent company, Anthem, had... Read more
Big partnership talks: Piedmont may link up with Columbus Regional
Piedmont Healthcare, fresh off adding an Athens hospital, is turning south in seeking a partner in Georgia’s second-largest city. The Atlanta-based hospital system said Tuesday that it has entered exclusive partnership talks with Columbus Regional Health. That system operates three major facilities in Columbus — Midtown Medical Center, Northside Medical... Read more
State control would increase if GOP health plan becomes law
Georgia and other states would have more control over health care  — its rules, spending and benefits — under the bill that passed the U.S. House on Thursday. The revised version of the Republican-backed health bill, approved narrowly in the House, would allow states to get waivers to create insurance... Read more
Like the ACA itself, Georgia navigators face uncertain future
Harold Weber is what’s known as a navigator. He has been helping people choose the right health insurance plan since 2013, when the Affordable Care Act went into effect. Working out of the Athens Neighborhood Health Center, he estimates that he has steered about 1,400 people through the complexities... Read more
Rural hospital in east Georgia to close, citing economic pressures
Another rural hospital is closing its doors in Georgia. Jenkins (County) Medical Center in Millen will close in June, and its services will merge with a hospital in Sylvania in neighboring Screven County, the hospitals’ owner, Optim Health System, said Tuesday. The two hospitals are about 20 miles from... Read more

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