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Georgia's largest health insurance company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, has started a new rule:  it will deny coverage to individual policyholders for emergency room visits the company deems to be unnecessary.  

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The idea is to address the soaring costs that are racked up when patients go to the ER for problems that should be handled in a doctor's office or a clinic.

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While Democrats and Republicans in Washington fight over how to reform the Affordable Care Act and keep cost increases in line, there's a fight happening in Georgia as well. 

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