Back in April, Jim Galloway reported that Democrats and Republicans have developed different language for what essentially amounts to the same thing – Medicaid expansion. Whether you call it a Medicaid waiver or Medicaid expansion, they’re both ways to cover folks that have been in the coverage gap in Georgia since the Patient Protection and
Nothing like learning you’re not going to lose an additional $81 a month on a Friday afternoon. That was the good fortune of Georgia’s state retirees on UnitedHealthcare’s standard Medicare plans last Friday, according to the Department of Community Health. The board had earlier voted to raise the rate, but reversed that decision last week.
According to Georgia Health News, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia will offer insurance on the Affordable Care Act exchange in 2018 in the counties that have no other options, ensuring that all Georgians who rely on the exchange to purchase health insurance will have the ability to purchase plans. Commissioner Ralph Hudgens announced the agreement
I’m sure Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia is beginning to hate me, if they didn’t already. (Oh, I’ll bet they did, though.) In my defense, if they’d just followed through on the promise made by incoming President Jeff Fusile in January 2016 to “soften the approach” and move away from the image of the
As has been reported now by WABE, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Becker’s Hospital Review, The Fiscal Times, and The Intercept, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia sent letters last month to individuals who purchase their plans on the health insurance exchanges stating the company will no longer pay for services rendered in emergency rooms that it