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
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
Decision time is near . . . for people enrolling in insurance exchange
All of the political campaign talk on health care may have obscured the reality that starting Thursday, the health insurance exchange opens for business. Open enrollment for Georgia’s 2019 exchange, which operates under the Affordable Care Act, runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15. The coverage rules will feature... Read more
Poor adults’ health needs addressed better with Medicaid expansion, federal report says
Low-income adults in states that haven’t expanded Medicaid are more likely to have unmet medical needs than the poor in states that expanded the government-run program, a federal report says. The report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), released Monday, based its estimates from a 2016 national survey. An... Read more
Medicaid expansion would benefit rural areas the most, report says
The potential impact from Medicaid expansion would be bigger in rural Georgia than in urban areas of the state, according to a new report released Tuesday. Medicaid expansion would benefit low-income people across the state, said the report, by Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families and the University... Read more

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