Tossing non-certified school district workers who work less than 30 hours per week off the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) could unnecessarily push more Georgians into the insurance coverage gap. Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposal to remove more than 11,500 part
Day: February 24, 2015
Health Plan Financial Challenges Remain if State Ends Coverage for Part-Time School Workers and Their Dependents
Georgia’s governor proposes in the 2016 fiscal year to eliminate State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) coverage for bus drivers, school nutrition workers and other “non-certified” school district employees who work fewer than 30 hours per week. This move could take
Nearly one in five people in Georgia still lack health insurance while other southern states that expanded Medicaid saw dramatic improvement of uninsured rates, according to the director of health policy for the Georgia Budget & Policy Institute. Read more.