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Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Ga. Pulls Out Of Atlanta’s Obamacare Exchange

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan logos are seen on their headquarters in Detroit, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008. A spate of recent Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan TV and radio ads tell listeners that legislation pending in the state Legislature will keep health insurance affordable and available when they need it most. But critics of the Detroit-based company say the changes Blue Cross is pushing for are a power and money grab by a nonprofit organization that already gets major state tax breaks in exchange for helping make health care more affordable and accessible. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia said it will not offer insurance plans on the Obamacare exchange in any of metro Atlanta’s counties next year.

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The move comes as the company is still waiting on whether the Trump administration will continue federal cost sharing subsidies that help provide coverage for low-income families.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georiga said in a statement that continued uncertainty on the federal level makes it difficult to offer plans on the marketplace exchange statewide.  

The company did agree to offer plans in 85 mostly rural counties that would be left with no insurance plan.

In metro Atlanta, both Ambetter and Kaiser HMO will still offer plans in the 2018 exchange.

In a statement, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia said it will “continue to advocate for solutions that will stabilize the market and allow us to once again offer individual insurance coverage throughout the state of Georgia.”

People who have employer-sponsored insurance or Medicare are not impacted by these changes.

Below is a list of counties that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia will still be offering plans for on the health insurance exchange: