Perdue: Legislation will ‘open up the individual insurance market’

ATLANTA – New legislation would allow Georgia residents to purchase “health plans that have been approved for sale in other states.”

“This legislation will open up the individual insurance market and allows consumers to find the plan that best fits their needs,” Gov. Sonny Perdue said in a statement. “It will also help those that are uninsured find a plan that works for them.”

State Rep. Matt Ramsey, R-Peachtree City, introduced House Bill 1184.

Under the legislation, insurers licensed in Georgia would be allowed to sell products they offer in other states. That, proponents say, will make health plans more accessible while increasing the options available to Georgia residents.

“This legislation empowers Georgians to find a health insurance plan that meets the needs of their family,” Ramsey said in a news release.

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