Hudgens: Ga. already allowing health plan renewal - myfoxcarolinas.com

Hudgens: Ga. already allowing health plan renewal

Posted: Updated:

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens says he's not surprised that President Barack Obama has announced changes temporarily allowing insurers to keep offering plans that otherwise would have been canceled under the federal health care law.

Hudgens said Thursday in an interview that Georgia had already been allowing consumers to renew their existing policies early so they would be able to keep them next year.

Earlier Thursday, Obama announced the changes at the White House and acknowledged his administration had fumbled the rollout of the law.

Hudgens says he knew early on that "every mandate costs money" and that consumers would save money if allowed to renew their existing policy.

He says up to 400,000 Georgia residents could lose their policy because it doesn't meet minimum standards under the law.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Tyrone Police search for missing 13-year-old girl

    Tyrone Police search for missing 13-year-old girl

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:51:45 GMT
    Police in one South Metro city are searching for a missing 13-year-old girl.
    Police in one South Metro city are searching for a missing 13-year-old girl.
  • Man shot dead outside South DeKalb Mall

    Man shot dead outside South DeKalb Mall

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:39:41 GMT
    A man has been charged with murder after a shooting outside South DeKalb Mall on Wednesday evening.
    A man has been charged with murder after a shooting outside South DeKalb Mall on Wednesday evening.
  • Authorities investigate threat at Paulding Co. High

    Authorities investigate threat at Paulding Co. High

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:32 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:32:55 GMT
    Paulding County authorities are investigating a threat that came into Paulding County High School on Thursday morning.
    Paulding County authorities are investigating a threat that came into Paulding County High School on Thursday morning.
Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices