This month’s links focus on the state of insurance coverage and access in Georgia.
The Census Bureau released data this month showing that overall in the US, the number of people without health insurance rose in 2018. Georgia was one of the states impacted the worst. Georgia rose to be the state with the 3rd highest uninsured rate in the country, up from 4th place last year. Read more in this Georgia Health News article.
But on the bright side, Georgia’s insurance markets remain relatively competitive, which generally means that patients have more (and often cheaper) options available for health insurance plans. To see which states made the top 10 list for the least competitive markets, check out this article from the AMA. If you really want to dive into the nitty-gritty details, you can read the full report from the AMA.