by: Lori Geary Updated:
ATLANTA - Less than three weeks from now, uninsured Georgians will be able to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care
Act, known as Obamacare.
Channel 2's Lori Geary looked into complaints from some folks who say Georgia leaders are doing very little to help Georgians get information on the complicated new law.
Health policy experts tell Geary there are between 300,000 and 600,000 Georgians who could qualify for health care subsidies under Obamacare.
According to Families USA, a single person can qualify for a subsidy if he/she makes between $11,490 and $45,960. For a family of four, income must be between $23,550 and $94,200 to qualify. There will be four levels of health care coverage packages: bronze, silver, gold and platinum.
Many Democrats accuse Republican leaders in Georgia of failing to inform all Georgians about the options that will be available to sign up for on
"Let them know they need to be doing their jobs for Georgia, not partisan political posturing,"
Hudgens said he plans to be an obstructionist when it comes to Obamacare at a recent forum in Floyd County.
Geary tried to get an interview with Hudgens on the issue but a spokesman for his office said he was traveling for the day and they were directing everyone with questions about Obamacare to the federal website.
But when Geary looked on the State Insurance Commissioner's website, she couldn't find that information anywhere. She did find it easily available on other states' websites.
On South Carolina's Department of Insurance website, the information was front and center. It was also on the home pages of
Professor Bill Custer, who is a health administration professor at Georgia State University, says the state insurance website is normally the place you would find this kind of information, but not in Georgia.
Custer is perhaps one of the few Americans
Custer says, though, there's no reason to panic because the exchanges will be open for sign-ups on Oct. 1.
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