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Georgia Health Insurance Likely to Go Up: Are You Prepared?

Insurance Commissioner has accepted insurance company plans with some rate increases almost as much as 200 percent.

(Credit: Big Stock) Georgia Health Insurance Premiums likely to go up, some by almost 200 percent.
(Credit: Big Stock) Georgia Health Insurance Premiums likely to go up, some by almost 200 percent.

GPB News reports that Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said some insurance companies have filed plans to increase insurance rates under the Affordable Care Act - in some cases by almost 200 percent. Hudgens said he sent a letter to Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services, asking for a 30-day delay of submission in order to review the projected increases. However, after not getting a reply from the secretary, he went ahead and accepted the rates as submitted. The deadline was July 31, 2013.

According to the GPB report, Hudgens said companies choosing to offer health insurance to people who don’t currently have it claim the potential rate increases are justified. The increases are likely to impact up to 25 percent of Georgians. Likely to be most hard hit – those who are self-employed or own small businesses. Hudgens said he is asking the White House and Congress to either repeal or delay implementation of the law.

What kind of an impact do you think it will have if insurance premiums more than double on small business owners and the self-employed?

Dave August 06, 2013 at 06:31 PM
Brian Crawford..."we are too stupid to understand the truth" You said it, I believe it.
Good Grief Y'all August 06, 2013 at 10:09 PM
Gov. O'Malley in Maryland and his administration can show 'em how it's done. Problem is they don't want the ACA to work because above all else, they must go against the President. It matters not to them what's good for the people. Deal and Hudgens need to high-tail it to Maryland instead of obstructing and denying what's best for the people of GA. They need to work for us, not their own self interests, their R party austerity and crippling ideology. "Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and his administration have wholeheartedly embraced Obamacare implementation, in stark contrast to the the 34 states, mostly with Republican governors, that left the federal government to erect the health insurance exchanges that will be used by residents who don't get health benefits at work or are employed by small businesses. Maryland also exercised its regulatory authority to force health plans to curb rate increases for next year, such as the 25 percent hike initially requested by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in April." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/26/obamacare-premiums-maryland_n_3661017.html
Dave August 06, 2013 at 11:07 PM
ObamaCare is NOT "good for the people." Sheep. Baaaa.
thcooper69 August 11, 2013 at 02:51 PM
obama care has caused rates to go up all across the board familys that once spent 60 a month spend 600 a month for the same meds why? to pay for all tha feral obama voters who cant make it a real job and must survive of dat gubament cheese so u and i aka joe public are no forced to contribute more to pay for THEMB .
John Wages August 11, 2013 at 06:23 PM
I guess the hard working people will have rate increases. The folks that get it free want have anything to worry about.

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