Governor Kemp says the Trump administration approved a request to help more Georgians qualify and afford health insurance.
Federal officials approved “waivers” that allow the state to bypass or alter parts of the nation’s Affordable Healthcare law. Changes allow the state to offer employers financial assistance for the employee’s share of premiums and copays.
The state plans to fund a reinsurance program to reduce premiums and open up competition in the state. Over 400-thousand low income Georgians will have access to healthcare plans through Medicaid with millions more purchasing commercial insurance with lower premiums.