Ambetter policyholders set to split an estimated $58 million in rebates
An estimated total of $58 million in rebates will be split among 202,000 Georgians who had individual Ambetter policies last year, according to state officials. The payouts are required under a rule in the Affordable Care Act. The amount of rebates to Ambetter policyholders would be similar to the... Read more
How Supreme Court ‘risk’ ruling will benefit insurers in Georgia
Humana went full-throttle when the health insurance exchange debuted in Georgia six years ago. The federal Affordable Care Act created exchanges in the states to help people without job-related or government coverage buy reasonably priced insurance. And Humana’s lower prices for policies attracted many Georgia exchange customers. But Louisville, Ky.-based... Read more
Democratic debate focuses little on health care, but shows divide
In their previous debates, Democratic presidential candidates spent more time discussing health care than any other topic. But at Wednesday’s debate in Atlanta, health care was almost crowded off center stage by several other issues. The 10 Democratic candidates spent much of the two hours addressing topics such as... Read more
Too little? Kemp’s proposal on changing Medicaid takes flak
During his gubernatorial campaign last year and his first months in office as governor, Brian Kemp declared that he would not expand the state’s Medicaid program. And in the second half of his waiver proposals, announced Monday, Kemp stuck to that position. The Republican governor’s plan, by setting tough... Read more
From prices to website, Kemp waiver plan would revamp individual insurance market
Just one of Gov. Brian Kemp’s waiver proposals was unveiled Thursday. But that one part, announced at the state Capitol, is still a lot to grasp. The so-called 1332 waiver proposal is designed to make fundamental changes in the health insurance system for individuals and families in the state.... Read more

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