Group Exploring Options for Georgia Health Insurance Exchange
(AJC) — A group of health care experts, consumer advocates, lawmakers and state officials voted Tuesday to pursue legislative options for creating a Georgia health insurance exchange. Gov. Nathan Deal, while opposing the federal health care overhaul, appointed the committee in June to study whether the state should design its own insurance marketplace — a key part of the overhaul. The federal government will set up exchanges for states that opt out of running their own. “This is really the pivotal first question that needed to be answered,” said Blake Fulenwider, the governor’s health policy adviser.