Senate narrowly moves ACA repeal bill forward
Senate Republicans took a dramatic step toward fulfilling their promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday by approving a motion to begin debate on a health care overhaul. The 50-50 vote on the procedural motion forced a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence. Sen. John McCain,... Read more
Georgia’s health insurance exchange faces a murky future
Will Georgia’s health insurance exchange in 2018 resemble this year’s version – or will the state be left with large coverage holes? That’s part of the uncertainty surrounding the fate of the Senate health care legislation. Senators this week are expected to consider a simple repeal of the Affordable... Read more
Consumer advocate seeks to become insurance commissioner
A leading consumer health care advocate has jumped into the race to succeed Ralph Hudgens as Georgia’s insurance commissioner. Cindy Zeldin, executive director of Georgians for a Healthy Future, announced Tuesday that she plans to run for the commissioner position. Her announcement came a day after Hudgens said he would not... Read more
State insurance chief Hudgens won’t run for re-election in 2018
State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said Monday that he will not seek re-election next year. Hudgens, who is 74 and in his second term, said in a statement that he made the decision “after much thought, prayer, and discussion with my family.” “I am immensely grateful for the opportunity that the... Read more
New Senate bill would allow cheaper, stripped-down health plans
The revised U.S. Senate health care legislation, released Thursday, shows some significant changes from the earlier version that ran into political roadblocks. The new draft bill would let insurers sell stripped-down, cheaper health plans that don’t comply with current benefit requirements, such as coverage of maternity and mental health care.... Read more

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