With late spurt, exchange enrollment almost catches up to last year’s total
After an “avalanche’’ of sign-ups in the past week, Georgia’s final enrollment in the health insurance exchange reached close to last year’s figure. The number of late sign-ups was a surprise because enrollment had been lagging significantly just a few days ago. Federal health officials announced that the preliminary... Read more
Is Obamacare at risk? Texas court ruling on ACA sparks concern
The Affordable Care Act has withstood dozens of repeal attempts in Congress and two strong Supreme Court challenges. Now the 2010 health law, also known as Obamacare, will have to survive another major test. On Friday, a federal judge in Texas struck down the ACA as unconstitutional, siding with... Read more
Northside making lots of moves even as Gwinnett merger has stalled
The mysterious delay in the merger between Northside Hospital and Gwinnett Health System is continuing, month after month. The mega-deal, once forecast to close in 2016, is still in the hands of the Federal Trade Commission, which must approve the transaction. But Northside hasn’t been sitting idly by, waiting... Read more
Georgia sees last-minute enrollment surge, but trails last year’s total
Just a few days are left before the deadline for sign-ups in the 2019 health insurance exchange. Yet as of Dec. 8, the number of Georgians who had enrolled in the health insurance exchange was less than half of last year’s total sign-up figure, federal health officials report. Through... Read more
Health care taking bigger share of workers’ income, report finds
Workers and their families are spending a larger percentage of income on health care, especially in the South, a report says. Average premium contributions by employees are 7 percent of median income nationally. But Georgia is among 11 states where these contributions for single and family plans amounted to 8... Read more

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