Georgia’s health insurance exchange faces a murky future
Will Georgia’s health insurance exchange in 2018 resemble this year’s version – or will the state be left with large coverage holes? That’s part of the uncertainty surrounding the fate of the Senate health care legislation. Senators this week are expected to consider a simple repeal of the Affordable... Read more
Consumer advocate seeks to become insurance commissioner
A leading consumer health care advocate has jumped into the race to succeed Ralph Hudgens as Georgia’s insurance commissioner. Cindy Zeldin, executive director of Georgians for a Healthy Future, announced Tuesday that she plans to run for the commissioner position. Her announcement came a day after Hudgens said he would not... Read more
New Senate bill would allow cheaper, stripped-down health plans
The revised U.S. Senate health care legislation, released Thursday, shows some significant changes from the earlier version that ran into political roadblocks. The new draft bill would let insurers sell stripped-down, cheaper health plans that don’t comply with current benefit requirements, such as coverage of maternity and mental health care.... Read more
Medicaid adjustment benefit? Bill could give break to Georgia
Tucked inside the U.S. Senate health care bill is a little-discussed provision that could benefit Georgia, according to a conservative organization. The overall Senate legislation continues to be in flux as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) searches for votes to pass it. Still, the current Senate version – like the House... Read more
Blue Cross, other insurers seeking big premium hikes
Georgia’s largest health insurer is requesting an average premium increase of 40 percent for individual coverage in the Affordable Care Act insurance exchange next year. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia is the only health insurer scheduled to deliver a product in all 159 Georgia counties in the... Read more

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