Obamacare

Unemployed Georgians flock to Obamacare

Unemployed Georgians flock to Obamacare

More than half a million Georgians are enrolled in the state’s health insurance exchange for next year, a more than 10 percent increase from 2020. The increase is partly due to many people signing up after losing their jobs and their employer-based health insurance. The insurance exchange was created by the Affordable Care Act for those who don’t have job-based or government coverage. Other factors in the sign-up increase include the price stability of the exchange market, Bill Custer, a health insurance expert at Georgia State University, said Wednesday. Preliminary federal data indicate that enrollment in ACA exchange plans has risen…
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Kemp wants to end Obamacare in Georgia

Kemp wants to end Obamacare in Georgia

Under a proposal from Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, Georgians seeking to purchase health insurance would no longer have the option of shopping for plans on one website as they can now on the Obamacare site Healthcare.gov. Instead, they would have to seek out commercial insurance plans on their own. In Kemp’s application to the Trump administration, the state says its proposal would insure 25,000 more Georgians and “create a competitive private insurance marketplace that provides Georgia’s residents with better access, improved customer service, and coverage options.”  Critics contend the proposal would make shopping for health insurance or reenrolling in existing…
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