Despite the benefits of having a choice of health coverage providers, the State of Georgia recently decided to eliminate choice for State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) members by limiting them to one health care provider option.
Now, the state has revived the concept of "Two Georgia's" - by announcing that competition is returning for some SHBP members - but only for those who live in metro Atlanta.
That's right. Competition and choice will exist in metro Atlanta, but not South Georgia, East Georgia, West Georgia or North Georgia.
What You Can Do:
Contact key decision makers in Georgia government and tell them that you are opposed to discriminating against SHBP members who live outside of metro Atlanta. Tell them you believe all beneficiaries of the SHBP will benefit from competition, which provides choice and helps motivate insurers to provide service, quality and value.
Taxpayers for Healthcare Choice promotes competition and choice options for all individuals and families covered under Georgia's State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP). Georgia's SHBP provides health insurance coverage to state employees, school system employees, retirees and their dependents and other groups.