Wed., November 9, 2011 6:04pm
Health insurance companies offering Georgians individual plans are getting more time before they have to spend 80 percent of their premiums on customers’ claims. The federal Dept. of Health and Human Services adjusted the requirement over state officials' concerns about smaller insurers leaving the state if forced to meet the standard.
Fri., July 8, 2011 12:00am
Eighty percent of what people pay for health insurance is required to go towards medical care. That’s a new mandate under the Affordable Care Act Congress passed last year. But that’s not the case for most Georgians with individual plans, because the state has asked for a waiver.
Fri., June 3, 2011 1:48pm
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order creating a panel to determine whether Georgia should establish a state-based health care exchange under the new federal health care law.
Tue., May 31, 2011 5:22pm
A federal health insurance program for people with pre-existing conditions is changing to get more people to sign on. The Affordable Care Act program is lowering its rates in Georgia.
Mon., May 16, 2011 4:37pm
A new law will let health insurance plans sold in other states be available to Georgians. The intent is to broaden the market and give people more choices, but critics say it leaves the consumer vulnerable.
Fri., April 15, 2011 8:50am
The 2011 General Assembly wrapped up on midnight Thursday with numerous bills receiving final passage on the final day of the legislative session.
Tue., March 22, 2011 6:33pm
A Senate committee today passed a measure that creates a commission to scrutinize bills relating to health insurance.
Wed., March 16, 2011 2:18pm
State Republicans have bowed to pressure from opponents of federal health care reform. Leaders pulled the bill from the House floor Wednesday.
Mon., December 6, 2010 2:52pm
Georgia's largest health insurer has such a strong hold on the market that hospitals can't make better deals with other insurers, which is raising flags for the state's insurance commissioner, a newspaper reported Monday.
Fri., October 15, 2010 1:55pm
A Fort Gordon soldier is trying to keep MCG Health from getting part of a settlement he got after being injured in a car accident. The case has made its way to the state Supreme Court.