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Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson is one of several GOP senators who say they are still deciding whether to vote "yes" or "no" on Graham-Cassidy — the latest attempt by GOP leaders to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. 

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In a conversation with WABE's Denis O'Hayer on Morning Edition, Isakson said he wants to check with other Georgia leaders first. 

Study: Georgia Would See Big Gains Under GOP Bill, But Not Long Term

Sep 21, 2017
Alex Brandon / Associated Press

Georgia and several other Southern states initially would gain in federal health care funding under a Republican bill speeding through the U.S. Senate, a new analysis finds.

But that effect would begin to wear off after a decade, and ultimately could lead to losses for all states as compared with current funding streams, according to the study by consulting firm Avalere Health, released Wednesday.

Premium Increases For Georgia’s 2018 Exchange May Not Be Over

Sep 6, 2017
Andrew Harnik / Associated Press

The four insurers offering coverage in Georgia’s insurance exchange next year are increasing their proposed rates beyond the big premium hikes that they first sought, state officials said Tuesday.

The ever-increasing premiums proposed by insurers reflect the instability surrounding the insurance exchanges, which provide health plans for individuals and families who don’t have job-based or government coverage. The exchanges in the individual states were created under the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare.

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On Monday, Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia held what at times was a noisy town hall meeting at Kennesaw State University.  

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Isakson drew cheers when he began with remarks condemning the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacists. But he got more questions -- and occasional shouted criticism -- on health care than on any other single subject.

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Early in the morning of July 28, the U.S. Senate narrowly defeated a proposal from Republican leaders to repeal and partly replace the Affordable Care Act — often called Obamacare.  

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With all sides looking for a path forward, Georgia patients, insurers and political leaders face a number of questions. And there is not a lot of time in which to find the answers — open enrollment for 2018 Obamacare coverage begins Nov. 1.  

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