Tag: Sanford Bishop

Rural Georgia Fares Poorly in the 2017 Distressed Communities Index

This morning, the Economic Innovation Group released its second Distressed Communities Index. Distressed areas are characterized by a variety of factors, including high levels of poverty and joblessness, low levels of educational attainment, and little-to-no economic growth. The years included in the 2017 index are 2011 to 2015. One thing we can see quite clearly on

Blue Cross Blue Shield Considers Pulling Out of Health Insurance Exchanges; Would Leave Rural Georgians with No Providers in Markeplace

On April 4th, Andy Miller of Georgia Health News alerted readers that Anthem, the parent of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBS), is considering pulling out of the health care exchange market. This will affect the Atlanta marketplace, but there are other insurers these consumers can select. The real trouble is for the 96 Georgia