Georgia exchange getting healthy number of young adults
Nearly 30 percent of Georgians who signed up for insurance exchange coverage for 2016 are ages 18 to 34, a higher percentage than the national average. That age group is the one most desired by insurers, because young adults tend to be healthier. Their presence on the rolls helps... Read more
Rare metal: Where are the Platinum plans?
Runako Godfrey didn’t mind the expense. He wanted a level of insurance coverage he could count on. Godfrey and his family, who live in Atlanta, were covered in 2015 by a Platinum-level health plan, the category with the highest monthly premiums. Besides that, he paid full price. Most people... Read more
Exchange enrollment nears 500,000 in Georgia
Nearly a half-million Georgians have enrolled in a 2016 health plan through the insurance exchange or had their coverage automatically renewed, federal officials announced Tuesday. Georgia’s total of 498,901 as of Dec. 19 would appear to put the state on a faster pace than 2015 enrollment. By the end of that enrollment... Read more
A top federal health official said Wednesday that his agency would welcome talks with Georgia leaders about any proposal resembling a Medicaid expansion plan. “We’re open for business,’’ Andy Slavitt, acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, told reporters during an Atlanta visit. The feds would... Read more
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell visited Atlanta on Friday to support efforts to sign up more people during the health insurance exchange’s open enrollment period. Burwell, at an enrollment assistance center, noted that Atlanta is in a challenge competition with 19 other cities to sign up the most... Read more

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