When you like your health plan . . .  but it’s no longer available
Kathy Brooke of Smyrna is facing a major hassle at a time in her life when she wants fewer problems, not more. The recently diagnosed cancer patient is going to have to get a new doctor at the start of the new year. Many consumers — whether with work-based... Read more
Holiday week not a bustling time for insurance exchanges
Enrollment on the health insurance exchanges appeared to slow during Thanksgiving week in Georgia and nationally, federal figures show. After 119,968 Georgians enrolled for 2018 coverage in the first three weeks of sign-ups, just 26,931 picked a health plan last week. The pace of enrollment on the insurance exchanges... Read more
Feds announce exchange sign-up total for Georgia
Almost 120,000 Georgians have signed up for 2018 coverage in the state insurance exchange, federal officials announced Wednesday. The announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services gave the first state-by-state breakdown of sign-ups over three weeks of enrollment in the 39 states that use the federal healthcare.gov exchanges. Nationally,... Read more
We need to move from chaos to health security
These are extremely uncertain times. The partisan and political divides, more akin to tribalism than ideological debates, have frozen our political leadership in a perpetual state of dysfunction. Uncertainty and failure to ensure access to health care have consequences, often life-and-death consequences, for real people. At the national level,... Read more
Commentary: What uninsured Georgians really need
Recent congressional action shows health care continues to percolate as a top political issue. The latest development involves an addition to Senate Republicans’ tax legislation. The added provision would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that most Americans have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. But Dr. Harry... Read more

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