Deal supports alternative to ACA . . . if it’s fair to Georgia
Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday that he supports congressional Republicans’ effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but also said he wants more details on the GOP plan to replace the law – and its potential effects on Georgia. “We’re still looking at the implications’’ of the American Health... Read more
Feds look at ACA provision as possible way to lower premiums
Alaska’s “reinsurance’’ program is being touted by the White House as a state-based innovation that can lower premiums and buttress the health insurance market. The head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Tom Price of Georgia, said Monday in a statement that a provision of the... Read more
State House speaker ‘will be watching’ federal health care proposal
The Georgia House speaker said Wednesday that while he hasn’t had time to study the new Republican health care plan in Congress, he has initial concerns about it. David Ralston, a Republican from Blue Ridge, told attendees at the Atlanta Press Club that he has some worry that Georgia,... Read more
Georgia’s outlook uncertain if replacement for Obamacare passes
How would the new health care plan proposed by congressional Republicans affect Georgia? Much of the impact has yet to be analyzed. Under many of the plan’s elements, though, the states would be treated similarly. One striking change nationwide would fulfill a longtime GOP campaign promise: The newly unveiled... Read more
Georgia insurance chief urges loosening of ACA rules on agents’ commissions
Georgia’s insurance commissioner has urged Tom Price, the new federal health secretary, to remove agents’ commissions from rules governing how insure companies spend the premium dollars they collect. The issue cited by Commissioner Ralph Hudgens in his letter to Price, a fellow Georgian, involves the “Medical Loss Ratio,” or... Read more

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