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.
The uninsured and young people are the most likely to support the Affordable Care Act and its provisions, a new poll of Georgians finds. Yet these groups are the least likely to be familiar with the fact that the ACA is still the law of land, and hasn’t been repealed by Congress or struck down by the courts, according to the poll, released Monday by Healthcare Georgia Foundation.
State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens says he has accepted the insurance rate filings for Georgia's health care exchange after asking for a deadline extension from the Department of Health and Human Services. Hudgens said Thursday that he asked for a 30-day extension to the July 31 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act rate filing deadline, and did not receive a response from federal officials.
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.
A day after President Barack Obama's re-election, Gov. Nathan Deal is suggesting he will not implement a Georgia health insurance exchange as part of the 2010 federal health care overhaul that ranks as Obama's signature legislative achievement. Deal told the Associated Press on Wednesday that he wouldn't disclose his decision until notifying federal authorities.