Georgians for a Healthy Future is frequently cited in news articles about health care issues, ensuring the consumer perspective is heard. Read news stories featuring Georgians for a Healthy Future’s perspective below.

2019

Georgia Finds Many Valid Complaints Against Health Insurers

  • by Andy Miller
  • WABE

“This information may be helpful to some very diligent insurance shoppers who want to know which insurance companies are best at keeping their customers happy before making a final decision about where to spend their money,’’ said Laura Colbert of the consumer advocacy group Georgians for a Healthy Future.

“The greater value of this information,” she said, “is for the Georgia Department of Insurance, which can use it to take action against insurers who consistently receive poor marks or reward insurers who consistently prioritize consumers, and for the insurance companies who may be inclined to better prioritize the needs of their customers as they see where they stack up against their competition.’’

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State studies health insurer complaints

  • by Andy Miller
  • Statesboro Herald

“This information may be helpful to some very diligent insurance shoppers who want to know which insurance companies are best at keeping their customers happy before making a final decision about where to spend their money,” said Laura Colbert of the consumer advocacy group Georgians for a Healthy Future.

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Georgia releases data on complaints against insurance companies

  • by Andy Miller
  • The Georgia Sun

“This information may be helpful to some very diligent insurance shoppers who want to know which insurance companies are best at keeping their customers happy before making a final decision about where to spend their money,’’ said Laura Colbert of the consumer advocacy group Georgians for a Healthy Future.

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Surprise billing tug of war continues

  • by Andy Miller
  • Albany Herald

Laura Colbert of the consumer group Georgians for a Healthy Future said, “It is encouraging that legislators have not given up on finding a solution to surprise medical bills.’ After more than four years of debate on this issue, Georgians deserve relief and expect a solution. Further delays in passing meaningful legislation would only punish consumers further.”

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Change to surprise billing measure gains ground but draws criticism

  • by Andy Miller
  • Georgia Health News

Laura Colbert of the consumer group Georgians for a Healthy Future said, “It is encouraging that legislators have not given up on finding a solution to surprise medical bills.’’

“After more than four years of debate on this issue, Georgians deserve relief and expect a solution,’’ she said. “Further delays in passing meaningful legislation would only punish consumers further.”

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Change To Georgia Surprise Billing Measure Gains Ground But Draws Criticism

  • by Andy Miller
  • WABE

Laura Colbert of the consumer group Georgians for a Healthy Future said, “It is encouraging that legislators have not given up on finding a solution to surprise medical bills.’’

“After more than four years of debate on this issue, Georgians deserve relief and expect a solution,’’ she said. “Further delays in passing meaningful legislation would only punish consumers further.”

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CON issue revived in state Senate

  • by Andy Miller
  • Albany Herald

Laura Colbert of the consumer group Georgians for a Healthy Future added, “We are very excited this conversation is moving forward.’’ But she added that 200,000 uninsured Georgians would not gain Medicaid if the coverage cutoff is 100 percent of poverty.

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Kemp backs bid for CON changes, gets House panel OK on waiver plan

  • by Andy Miller
  • Georgia Health News

Laura Colbert of the consumer group Georgians for a Healthy Future added, “we are very excited this conversation is moving forward.’’ But she added that 200,000 uninsured Georgians would not gain Medicaid if the coverage cutoff is 100 percent of poverty.

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Kemp Backs Bid For Certificate-Of-Need Changes, Gets House Panel OK On Waiver Plan

  • by Andy Miller
  • WABE

Laura Colbert of the consumer group Georgians for a Healthy Future added, “we are very excited this conversation is moving forward.’’ But she added that 200,000 uninsured Georgians would not gain Medicaid if the coverage cutoff is 100 percent of poverty.

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Kemp backs bid for CON changes, gets House panel OK on waiver plan

  • by Andy Miller
  • Gwinnett Daily Post

Laura Colbert of the consumer group Georgians for a Healthy Future added, “we are very excited this conversation is moving forward.’’ But she added that 200,000 uninsured Georgians would not gain Medicaid if the coverage cutoff is 100 percent of poverty.

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