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The HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is displayed on a laptop screen in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015.
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About 5 percent of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia's 4 million members will lose their insurance plans as the company pulls out of the federal insurance exchange in metro Atlanta next year, the company said.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia said it will not offer insurance plans on the Obamacare exchange in any of metro Atlanta's counties next year.

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The move comes as the company is still waiting on whether the Trump administration will continue federal cost sharing subsidies that help provide coverage for low-income families.

Ga. Insurer Files Statewide Plans For Obamacare Exchange

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A pedestrian walks past the corporate headquarters of health insurer Anthem, formerly known as Wellpoint, on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 in Indianapolis. The Blue Cross Blue Shield insurer sells insurance in several states under the Anthem brand, which was th
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia has taken the first step to continue participation in the Obamacare insurance exchange, by filing proposed plans with the state insurance commissioner.

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The company, which is owned by the health insurance firm Anthem, says it has filed plans for all regions of the state, including the 96 counties where it is the only provider in the marketplace.

U.S. House Republican leaders have launched a drive to push their new healthcare bill through House committees.  

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The measure, which would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), has run into pushback from some Republicans who claim it doesn't go far enough.  

 

Public health researchers say health insurers Cigna and Humana are overcharging for HIV treatments. Both companies offer plans under Georgia's Affordable Care Act exchange.

Doctor Melanie Thompson is with the AIDS Research Consortium of Atlanta, which, along with Harvard’s Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, filed federal discrimination complaints against the companies after looking into their HIV medication coverage in 2014 and 2015.

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