Premium increases for Georgia’s 2018 exchange may not be over
The four insurers offering coverage in Georgia’s insurance exchange next year are increasing their proposed rates beyond the big premium hikes that they first sought, state officials said Tuesday. The ever-increasing premiums proposed by insurers reflect the instability surrounding the insurance exchanges, which provide health plans for individuals and families... Read more
Commentary: Medicaid expansion is a good deal for everyone
With Congress stuck over repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the question of whether Georgia should pursue Medicaid expansion under the 2010 law is being debated once again. Thirty-one states have expanded their Medicaid programs. Last week, in a GHN Commentary, state Rep. Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine) argued that expansion... Read more
Medicaid expansion would be good for poor . . . and Georgia
In the health care debates of recent months, we have seen people with disabilities, families of children with chronic conditions, seniors, people in recovery from opioid addiction, and others stand together to advocate against congressional proposals that would have made unconscionable cuts to Medicaid and repealed major provisions of... Read more
Commentary: Don’t get talked into Medicaid expansion
Efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, have been stymied in Congress, at least for the time being. So Georgia legislators next year are expected to look at Medicaid “waivers’’ and other mechanisms to increase coverage and access to care under the federal rules now... Read more
Medicaid expansion is a proven loser, so don’t fall for it
The chaos that continues to engulf the health care debate in Washington, D.C.. reaffirms the assertion that states must forge their own paths to protect the most vulnerable people in their communities. But too many states have turned to an expansion of Medicaid through Obamacare as a solution —... Read more

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