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Federal Officials Want More Information On Georgia’s Plans To Tweak Insurance Marketplace

Gov. Brian Kemp wants the green light to establish a reinsurance program aimed at lowering out-of-pocket costs for consumers, and he wants permission to break ties with Healthcare.gov.
Gov. Brian Kemp wants the green light to establish a reinsurance program aimed at lowering out-of-pocket costs for consumers, and he wants permission to break ties with Healthcare.gov.

Late last year, state officials submitted a proposal to the federal government to remake the individual health insurance market here in Georgia.

Gov. Brian Kemp wants the green light to establish a reinsurance program aimed at lowering out-of-pocket costs for consumers.

He also wants permission to break ties with Healthcare.gov, the website people use to pick Obamacare health coverage.

Federal officials have said only half of Georgia’s plan can move forward for now. They have more questions about parts of the proposal.

Andy Miller, editor of Georgia Health News, spoke with Sam Whitehead on “Morning Edition” about what else the feds want to know about Georgia’s plan.