Stunning increase in enrollment for Georgia’s insurance exchange
Georgia’s insurance exchange showed an astonishing surge in the last scheduled week of Open Enrollment, roughly doubling the total enrolled to 482,904. That’s very close to the 493,880 in Georgia who signed up for coverage for the current year. Nationally, the enrollment figures in the 39 states (including Georgia)... Read more
Major pillar of ACA receives death blow from lawmakers
Congressional attempts to “repeal and replace’’ the Affordable Care Act met with failure after failure this year. But early Wednesday, Senate Republicans passed a bill that would abolish a central tenet of the ACA: the individual mandate for Americans to have health coverage or face a tax penalty. The mandate... Read more
Exchange enrollment in state likely to fall short of previous total
Georgia’s ACA exchange enrollment for 2018 may fall far short of the current year’s totals, new federal figures show. Through last week, 246,270 have signed up for coverage in the state exchange. This is the last week for sign-ups. There’s typically high enrollment activity in the final week of... Read more
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

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