The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) announced that they will be increasing the funding cap of the Rural Health Care Program from $400 million by $171 million to $571 million.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that premiums for benchmark plans will rise about 7% a year between 2019 and 2028. This is coupled with the 15% estimated rise to take place from 2018-2019. Because of this the CBO is also estimating that an additional 6 million people will join association health plans and short term health plans in the next 5 years
As of April 1st, Piedmont Health became out-of-network with the largest insurance company in the state of Georgia, Blue Cross Blue Shield