Two weeks into enrollment for the health insurance exchange, the number of Georgians who have signed up for the new coverage remains a mystery. Technical problems have continued to block and frustrate consumers trying to enroll online on healthcare.gov. That’s the government portal, created by the Affordable Care Act, that offers coverage for people who are uninsured or have individual health policies. It took until Wednesday, in fact, before community health centers in Georgia were finally able to get their first consumer signed up for coverage via the website.
Computer glitches prevented Georgians from signing up for health insurance coverage under the federal exchange today. The first day of enrollment under the Affordable Care Act had many people staring at screens.
Millions of Americans now choose between health care and basic needs. The Affordable Care Act is designed to help. But is Georgia ready for it? Some in Chatham County say they still have questions but not many resources.
We now have a sense of what people in Georgia will pay for health insurance through the new healthcare exchange run by federal government. Officials released the prices on Tuesday. Georgia is divided into 16 insurance regions, and the premiums differ quite a bit.
A new Families USA report says 800,000 Georgians can get a tax break when they buy a health insurance plan through new health care exchanges. The amount is determined by income and the cost of the premiums.