Rebate time: Thousands of Ambetter clients to get money back
About 190,000 Georgians with health care policies from Ambetter of Peach State are getting rebates of $314 each. The payouts are required under a rule in the Affordable Care Act. The insurer owes a total of $59.8 million to its individual policyholders in Georgia, according to newly released federal... Read more
Deadlock: Anthem patients lose network status at Northeast Georgia
Thousands of Georgians with Anthem insurance are now out of network if they visit hospitals and other facilities run by a Gainesville-based health system. The contract between Anthem, the state’s largest health insurer, and Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) expired early Tuesday.   Four months ago, Northeast Georgia sent... Read more
Employer survey again shows higher costs for workers, firms
Health care costs for both companies and workers keep going higher, with no end in sight. A national survey released Wednesday reported that premiums for employer health plans for family coverage rose 5 percent this year. That benefit cost increase, as in previous years, rose faster than workers’ wages... Read more
Commentary: How to create Medicare for All
Some Democratic presidential candidates are promoting the idea of Medicare for All, a system that would enroll every American in a government health plan. This idea has plenty of critics. Republicans say it would be fiscally disastrous. And some other Democratic candidates, while supporting expanded coverage, question the feasibility... Read more
A few points in support of Medicare for All
By Kirk Wilson We have heard much recently about Medicare for All. Why? Here are some reasons: Reason No. 1. Insuring all people who are currently uninsured can only be a good thing. Obamacare, in its current set-up, falls woefully short of doing so. Reason No. 2. No one involved in either... Read more

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