Senate health care bill debuts in uncertain environment
The U.S. Senate has unveiled its much-anticipated legislation to unravel the Affordable Care Act, releasing a proposal Thursday that has some key differences from the House health care overhaul. Like the House bill, the Senate version – crafted in secrecy by 13 Republican senators – would slash Medicaid, which... Read more
Letter to the Editor: Say ‘No’ to GOP health legislation
Dear Editor: I am writing to express my concern over the actions of Congress on health reform. Currently, the U.S. Senate is working behind closed doors to draft legislation that could change the future of health care in America. The U.S. House of Representatives’ approach to health reform led... Read more
Omen for Georgia? Giant insurer Anthem quitting Ohio exchange
The parent company of Georgia’s biggest health insurer is exiting Ohio’s health insurance exchange for 2018. Anthem’s pullout could apparently leave as many as 20 counties in the Buckeye State with no insurer in the state’s exchange, created by the Affordable Care Act. Will the next Anthem pullout come... Read more
GOP health bill would hit children hard, study says
Most of the debate on the GOP health care legislation in Congress has focused on how it would affect adults, in high-profile areas such as coverage, mandates, and premiums. But a new Brandeis University study emphasizes that the proposal would also have a large impact on children’s coverage. The... Read more
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

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