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I gotta admit, I’m impressed
Gorilla warfare works
Why not just pass a law requiring all health insurance companies to pay the insured directly?
This would do 2 things...
1. It would re-engage market forces in the health care industry
2. The fed would not be able to pay health care providers, and thus would not be able to control them.
Earlier this month, Georgia discovered a way to obstruct the implementation of Obamacare, causing Democrats across the country to condemn the states Department of Insurance for obstructing President Barack Obamas beloved Affordable Care Act.
These Dems should be condemning Obama for exempting his friends from Obamacare
Gotta love my state!
I must be really dense. How does this obstruct Obamacare?
Can they require them to read the law as well?
In early August, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens explained the obstruction method to a crowd of enthusiastic Georgians.
I'm so glad we got rid of Oxendine.
If it isnt erased by the Supremes it should work across the board no?
Thank You Georgia!
IMHO, we should be doing everything we can to stop this disaster. Not delay it, STOP it, dead in it's tracks.
The idea of federalizing 1/6 of the US economy is nuts.
God bless Hudgens! I hope he can make it stick!
First of all, the link that you have labelled as being “fox news” does not go to fox news, it goes to something called “american overlook”. It is an undated and unattributed article.
Second of all, there have been no “recent” laws passed in Georgia. The 2013 session of the Georgia General Assembly ended on March 28.
Here is a link to information on House Bill 198:
Here is a link to a “real” news article from back in April that gives much more information:
“...Georgia is among about 20 states attempting to restrict a key outreach program for the Affordable Care Act...”
“...The bill would require those who want to serve as navigators or provide advice about enrolling in the health insurance exchanges to be licensed and to have not less than 35 hours of instruction in health benefit insurance, in how the exchanges work and knowledge of Georgia Medicaid and PeachCare...”
“...Whether the laws can be enforced is another question. Proposed federal regulations on implementing the navigator program published earlier this month note that while navigators must meet state licensing or certification requirements, those requirements should not prevent the application of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act...”
it’s a tiny speed bump.
NJ’s health insurance agent licensing is one of the four hardest in the country.
It only takes 3 days of 8 hour classes and passing a school’s in house exam and the state licensure test to become a health insurance agent.
However, in Georgia, there are only these requirements:
Accident & Health
20-hour Accident and Sickness course taken within last 12 months
Company CA required after licensure
Of the 20 hours of coursework, maybe 80% to 95% is already in the required Navigator training curriculum.
Since the Navigators are required to take 24 to 96 hours of training anyway (depending on the state), adding a few hours of State required Insurance Law coursework is not a big deal, and was explicitly written into ACA as an option for the states to continue to properly regulate their insurance markets.
In short, this added a 20 hour a year continuing education coursework requirement for Navigators, which the Insurance industry has been pushing for anyway, added a few hours of Georgia specific Insurance law to the training, and added another layer of State bureaucracy and fees to the Navigator career path.
American Overlook, whatever that is, is not Fox News. For one thing, both the TV and the web editions of Fox News feature better writers.
How can any one person, let alone a whole staff of people, know all the rules and regulations contained in the 2000+/- page ACA pas by congress, plus the 20,000+/- pages of regulations created by the HHS? It is impossible. So how can anyone be hired to fill the position of Naigator?
I am a Georgia Peach, I am so glad our state is one that will not secumb to Obummercare.