Georgia’s new senators back incentive bill for Medicaid expansion
One of the biggest carrots in the 2010 Affordable Care Act was a promise that the federal government would pay 100 percent of the costs of a state expanding its Medicaid program for three years. A group of mostly Democratic U.S. senators — including Georgia’s newly elected Raphael Warnock... Read more
Justices’ remarks signal ACA may survive latest legal challenge
It’s perilous to predict a court or jury decision based on the arguments presented. But supporters of the Affordable Care Act will be heartened by the comments of two Supreme Court justices Tuesday during oral arguments on the bid by several states to overturn the 2010 law. Georgia is... Read more
Ambetter policyholders set to split an estimated $58 million in rebates
An estimated total of $58 million in rebates will be split among 202,000 Georgians who had individual Ambetter policies last year, according to state officials. The payouts are required under a rule in the Affordable Care Act. The amount of rebates to Ambetter policyholders would be similar to the... Read more
How Supreme Court ‘risk’ ruling will benefit insurers in Georgia
Humana went full-throttle when the health insurance exchange debuted in Georgia six years ago. The federal Affordable Care Act created exchanges in the states to help people without job-related or government coverage buy reasonably priced insurance. And Humana’s lower prices for policies attracted many Georgia exchange customers. But Louisville, Ky.-based... Read more
Democratic debate focuses little on health care, but shows divide
In their previous debates, Democratic presidential candidates spent more time discussing health care than any other topic. But at Wednesday’s debate in Atlanta, health care was almost crowded off center stage by several other issues. The 10 Democratic candidates spent much of the two hours addressing topics such as... Read more

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