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New Approach Needed to Help the “Uninsurable”

By Ronald E. Bachman There is much talk about the number of Georgians who would like to purchase health insurance but cannot afford it. There is less talk about  Georgians who can afford health insurance but are “uninsurable” due to a pre-existing condition. A high-risk pool has been proposed to solve this problem in nearly every legislative session in the past 10 years. Unfortunately, the bill fails each year due to cost concerns and questions over who should pay for it. There is a better solution. A new approach is now possible to establish consumer-driven health insurance plans as the basis for providing health insurance to individuals who are uninsurable (cannot meet insurer underwriting standards). “Truly uninsurables” represent a relatively… View Article

I wanted to publicly say how much I appreciate Georgia Public Policy Foundation.  For those of you that will be entering the Legislature or are relatively new you may not quite yet appreciate how much we rely on Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s research and work.  As you know we’re a citizen’s legislature.  We have very little staff. They have been an invaluable, invaluable resource to us.  To put this [Forum] on and the regular programs that they do throughout the year make us better at what we do. (At the 2012 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum.)

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