Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Governor Perdue Introduces Legislation to Expand Access to Health Insurance

Today Governor Sonny Perdue announced that Rep. Matt Ramsey, one of the Governor’s Floor Leader in the House, has introduced House Bill 1184 to expand access to health insurance.

“This legislation will open up the individual insurance market and allows consumers to find the plan that best fits their needs,” said Governor Perdue. “It will also help those that are uninsured find a plan that works for them.”

The legislation will allow individuals and families to buy health plans that have been approved for sale in other states. Insurers that are licensed in Georgia, but who have alternative products that are sold in other states, will also be able to sell those policies in Georgia. Allowing for the purchase of health insurance across state lines will make affordable health insurance more accessible and increase the variety of health plans available to Georgians.

“This legislation empowers Georgians to find a health insurance plan that meets the needs of their family,” said Rep. Ramsey.

The Governor first announced this proposal in January at the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’s Eggs and Issues breakfast.
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