Task force aims to reshape Georgia stance on health coverage
A Georgia health care task force is putting the final touches on widely anticipated recommendations for the state to increase access to medical services for the uninsured. Those options will be “markedly different’’ from conventional Medicaid expansion as enacted by numerous states under the Affordable Care Act, said Brian... Read more
Will Louisiana’s Medicaid expansion provide a model for other states?
This article was done in partnership with Kaiser Health News.  Aretha Frison got an unusually helpful mailing recently through the Louisiana food stamp program. The letter indicated that she could qualify for Medicaid coverage beginning next month. Frison, usually a journalist by occupation, has been able to work only part time... Read more
Some rates in Georgia insurance exchange could soar in 2017
Many Georgians may see their monthly premiums rise by double-digit percentages on the state health insurance exchange in 2017, an analysis of health insurers’ proposed rate requests shows. If approved by regulators, these rates will vary significantly depending on the plan, the region of the state and the insurer.... Read more
Study says United exit will hurt some exchange enrollees
Thirty of Georgia’s 159 counties will be left with just one insurer in the state insurance exchange when UnitedHealthcare exits the exchange next year, a new study says. Another 47 Georgia counties will go from having three exchange insurers to two, according to the study, released Monday by the... Read more
United quitting Georgia exchange for next year
UnitedHealthcare will not offer any health plans on Georgia’s insurance exchange in 2017, state officials say. The giant Minnesota-based health insurer also said this week that it will pull out of Arkansas’ exchange for next year. The insurer, whose parent company is UnitedHealth Group, could not be immediately reached... Read more

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