Just a few minutes ago I bumped into Walter Jones who told me he had just met with Ralph Hudgens, Georgia’s Insurance Commissioner. Hudgens had given Jones a letter he sent to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking for help in dealing with the rapidly rising cost of health insurance. Lo and behold, Jones has written a short article on it.
Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens asked U.S. Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for another 30 days beyond tomorrow’s deadline to approve the health plans submitted by seven insurance companies wanting to do business in the state.
He said some rates were 198 percent higher than current plans available in the state.
The Federal Health Insurance Exchanges are due to “go live” on October 1st of this year.