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
State control would increase if GOP health plan becomes law
Georgia and other states would have more control over health care  — its rules, spending and benefits — under the bill that passed the U.S. House on Thursday. The revised version of the Republican-backed health bill, approved narrowly in the House, would allow states to get waivers to create insurance... Read more
Like the ACA itself, Georgia navigators face uncertain future
Harold Weber is what’s known as a navigator. He has been helping people choose the right health insurance plan since 2013, when the Affordable Care Act went into effect. Working out of the Athens Neighborhood Health Center, he estimates that he has steered about 1,400 people through the complexities... Read more
People who got coverage through ACA wonder about the future
Debra Wood went to the emergency room four years ago because her abdomen was swollen and acutely painful. That led to a 12-day stay in the hospital. While she was there, she also learned that she had diabetes. Wood had no health insurance at the time, and after being... Read more
Anthem talk of pullout puts a cloud over ACA exchanges
Is Georgia’s health insurance exchange heading for another big insurer pullout? A research report last week indicated that the parent company of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia may be moving toward withdrawing from a large percentage of exchange markets nationally. In Georgia, Blue Cross is currently the... Read more

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