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Old 08-07-2017, 01:57 PM   #1
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Just got the blast that for 2018 they will only cover 85 out of 159 rural counties in Georgia....both on and off exchange. This year they cover all counties. That eliminates all the major metro area counties. Wow.

That leaves nothing, but some areas with Kaiser and Ambetter......with Alliant in the NW region only. Basically it means everyone loses their doctor, and other than Alliant, goes HMO.

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I thought that was public policy in Georgia? To pretend Atlanta doesn't exist.

Rather like Tennessee. The rest of the state would be happy to see Memphis just break off and float downriver.

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Old 08-07-2017, 02:12 PM   #3
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but it also dropped off Savannah, Macon, etc...........maybe any county that voted for Hillary?
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Old 08-07-2017, 05:52 PM   #4
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happy to see Memphis just break off and float downriver
Maybe West Memphis will annex you and solve the problem
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Old 08-07-2017, 06:01 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by somarco View Post
Maybe West Memphis will annex you and solve the problem
I'm sure the thought has crossed Nashville's mind.

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Old 08-07-2017, 07:04 PM   #6
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Will Cigna offer an off-exchange plan in metro Atlanta in 2018 like I believe they have in 2017? (POS or PPO)
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Im calling sharpton and jackson!
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:25 AM   #8
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Don't forget that the right would be happy if Nashville floated away with Memphis.

Where is Ned Ray now that he's needed? Some could benefit from Blanton.
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The counties chosen were dictated by whether there was another carrier playing. It's gone down this way in many states.

Blue Cross agrees to stay in counties where there
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Don, the link provided by Yagents has this observation.

People in metro Atlanta, for instance, will be left with a choice of just two insurers for individual coverage in the exchange: Kaiser Permanente and Ambetter of Peach State. Alliant is offering coverage in counties in North Georgia.
It is possible either or both carriers will offer off-exchange plans and there may be other carriers off-exchange in 2018.

I would be surprised to see Cigna, UHC or Humana anywhere in GA next year.

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