Georgia healthcare reform

By: Tom Campbell Email
By: Tom Campbell Email

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 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.

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  • by Shades Location: Atlanta on Jan 31, 2008 at 09:10 AM
    Some of your neighbors to the west (atlanta) have created a new website called, is a great site for learning about HSAs and high deductible health plans in an entertaining and easy to understand format.
  • by Shanice Location: Richmond County on Jan 30, 2008 at 01:29 PM
    My comment is that the police should have been started doing that drug bust. The main place they should come to is Cherry Tree Crossing because to me that's were all the drugs in things be at I'm sick in tired everywhere I walk at in Sunset, you see people selling drug. Now the older people got the children under the age of 12 NO let me change that they got kids 12 and older doing that. The older people should be the ones showing the kids whats the right thing to do.
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