January 30, 2008
ATLANTA, Ga.---Governor Perdue's office announced today he's supporting health insurance reform legislation that will be filed in the General Assembly.
It would expand the availability and affordability of high deductible health plans and health care savings accounts in Georgia, according to the Governor.
Representative Mickey Channell, a co-sponsor of the bill, says "This legislation makes a real difference for Georgia's families and would make quality...healthcare coverage affordable for nearly half a million Georgians."
A high deductible plan offers people lower premiums and higher deductibles than a traditional health plan. A health savings account allows people to set aside money for future qualified medical health expenses on a tax-free basis.
Information supplied by the Governor's office contributed to this report.