BCBS of Georgia Abandoning All Major Metro Areas

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    Just got the blast that for 2018 they will only cover 85 out of 159 rural counties in Georgia....both on and off exchange. This year they cover all counties. That eliminates all the major metro area counties. Wow. :no:

    That leaves nothing, but some areas with Kaiser and Ambetter......with Alliant in the NW region only. Basically it means everyone loses their doctor, and other than Alliant, goes HMO.
     
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    I thought that was public policy in Georgia? To pretend Atlanta doesn't exist.

    Rather like Tennessee. The rest of the state would be happy to see Memphis just break off and float downriver.
     
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    :yes:

    but it also dropped off Savannah, Macon, etc...........maybe any county that voted for Hillary?
     
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    Maybe West Memphis will annex you and solve the problem
     
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    I'm sure the thought has crossed Nashville's mind.
     
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    Will Cigna offer an off-exchange plan in metro Atlanta in 2018 like I believe they have in 2017? (POS or PPO)
     
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    Im calling sharpton and jackson!
     
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    Don't forget that the right would be happy if Nashville floated away with Memphis.

    Where is Ned Ray now that he's needed? Some could benefit from Blanton.
     
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    Don, the link provided by Yagents has this observation.

    It is possible either or both carriers will offer off-exchange plans and there may be other carriers off-exchange in 2018.

    I would be surprised to see Cigna, UHC or Humana anywhere in GA next year.
     
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