The Top 10 Georgia health care stories in 2020
The impact of COVID-19 overwhelmed the news cycle – and public discussion — during 2020. That’s why it’s difficult to include any other topics in our annual Top 10 Georgia health care stories of the year. Nevertheless, we put COVID-related stories in our first five slots. It very well... Read more
Good news, bad news: Exchange enrollment up, but COVID is main factor
More than half a million Georgians are enrolled in the state’s health insurance exchange for next year, a more than 10 percent increase from 2020. The increase is partly due to many people signing up after losing their jobs and their employer-based health insurance. The insurance exchange was created by... Read more
Georgia reports much less Medicaid data to the feds than it used to
By Rebecca Grapevine Nine years ago, Georgia reported ample data to the feds on the health care quality of its Medicaid and PeachCare programs. In fact, a federal report at that time praised Georgia’s “proactive role in designing its data systems to support quality measurement.” For seven more years,... Read more
Justices’ remarks signal ACA may survive latest legal challenge
It’s perilous to predict a court or jury decision based on the arguments presented. But supporters of the Affordable Care Act will be heartened by the comments of two Supreme Court justices Tuesday during oral arguments on the bid by several states to overturn the 2010 law. Georgia is... Read more
Feds OK Georgia’s second waiver plan, but controversies remain
Federal officials, as expected, have approved Georgia’s waiver request to revamp the state’s health insurance market for people who don’t get job-based or government coverage. The waiver will create a “reinsurance’’ program that state officials estimate will cut insurance premiums for individual coverage by an average of 10 percent.... Read more

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