Protesters in Atlanta urge preservation of ACA
Vicki Hopper was uninsured before she got coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchange in 2014. Right afterward, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. “I had the best treatment and best care,’’ says Hopper, now 58, of Roswell. “I’m cancer-free now.” The treatment cost roughly $500,000, she... Read more
Humana quitting Georgia exchange (and others) as feds plan rule changes
Humana’s planned pullout from Georgia’s insurance exchange at the end of 2017 would subtract yet another health insurer from the state’s marketplace. The company, based in Louisville, Ky., is one of just five insurers offering plans this year in the Georgia exchange, which was created by the Affordable Care... Read more
GHN sits down with lawmakers in TV forum
The GPB program “Lawmakers” last week featured Georgia Health News and three legislators discussing health care issues at the state Capitol and in Washington. Here’s a link to the video: http://www.gpb.org/lawmakers/ 2017/day-10 Read more
Exchange sign-ups down from 2016 as White House ends ACA backing
Georgia ended the Affordable Care Act insurance exchange’s open enrollment period with nearly a half-million enrollees for coverage this year – a significant decrease from last year. The 493,880 who signed up for Georgia exchange coverage by Jan. 31 represents a 16 percent drop from the 587,845 who enrolled... Read more
Political uncertainty adds to challenges of rural hospitals
With repeal of the Affordable Care Act looming, the health care world is buffeted by an unusual level of uncertainty. Advocates of the repeal plan say it will be an improvement over the ACA, while defenders of the 2010 health law paint a dire picture of what could come... Read more

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