Affordability & Consumer Protections

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Our health insurance system is rapidly changing. New coverage options and consumer protections enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act have helped hundreds of thousands of Georgians secure health insurance and have expanded the rights and protections of all covered Georgians. At the same time, new models of health insurance (such as narrow networks), industry consolidation, and other changes within the health insurance system create new challenges and hurdles for consumers. As policymakers respond to these changes, it is imperative that the voices of health care consumers are at the table and that their needs are considered. Georgians for a Healthy Future monitors state and federal legislation and regulations on health insurance and weighs in on behalf of consumers.

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Feb 19, 2021
Ossoff pitches COVID relief plan as Georgia ramps up vaccine output
Ross Williams

If Georgia fully expanded Medicaid with the federal government absorbing 95% of the tab, the state could cover more than 350,000 of the over 400,000 uninsured people living in Georgia,…

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New Policy Report Released!

Getting Georgia Covered: What We Can Learn from Consumer and Assister Experiences During the Third Open Enrollment Period With three annual open enrollment periods completed and a fourth one just around the corner, the Health Insurance Marketplace has become established as the avenue for purchasing coverage for roughly half a million Georgians. This report builds…