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Georgia’s certificate of need program and DPC: “Unfortunately, the bill did not pass out of the Georgia House of Representatives.”

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Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on March 12 2018 – 25% progression
Action: 2018-03-15 – House Second Readers
Pending: House Insurance Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 7 of Title 33 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to kinds of insurance, limits of risks, and reinsurance, so as to provide definitions; to provide that direct primary care agreements are not insurance; to exempt such agreements from regulation as insurance; to provide for discontinuance of services under certain circumstances; to provide a short title; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
RELATED STORY | 2018 | GEORGIA and DPC | OP/ED
Georgia legislators should follow Nebraska’s lead and implement a DPC pilot program for state employees. The Cornhusker State’s recently approved pilot program will run through 2022 and offer two DPC plans: a high-deductible option and a low-deductible option. Furthermore, the program will include wellness incentives. A similar program in Georgia could demonstrate if additional expansion should be considered. (READ MORE)
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