Right now, Georgians have the choice of enrolling through HealthCare.gov, private web brokers, or insurance companies. The state’s proposal would eliminate the HealthCare.gov option, which provides a one-stop shop where people can compare all plans and apply for coverage.
By forcing Georgians to navigate a fragmented system of private web brokers and insurance companies, Georgia’s proposal would make it harder for them to get information they can trust and enroll in a good-quality private plan or Medicaid. This could leave tens of thousands of people uninsured.
And if the federal government approves Georgia’s plan, other states might adopt it.