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Georgia health insurance

Peach State falls to #38 in ranking of healthiest states

georgia guide to health insurance

How healthy is it to live in the Peach State? Georgia has been ranked as the 38th healthiest state to live in according to the 2013 America's Health Rankings® from the United Health Foundation.

Why Georgia was ranked #38

Georgia's ranking is hurt by factors that include a high percentage of children in poverty, and a low rate of high school graduation. Of the state's residents, 2.1 million are identified as obese.

For more details see the United Health Foundation’s latest findings on Georgia.

Trust for America’s Health is another source for key Georgia health quality findings.

In addition, 2010’s federal health reform, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), included the creation of a prevention fund to provide more than $16 billion over the next 10 years to invest in effective, proven prevention efforts, like childhood obesity prevention and tobacco cessation, and the site has a report on how it impacts Georgia here.

Get local health results

State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for Georgia, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.

Does Georgia have
a health insurance high risk pool?

IMPORTANT UPDATE: In 2010, Georgia started offering health care insurance coverage to residents through the federally established temporary high-risk pool program. Learn about eligibility here.

Rapidly becoming obsolete as state health insurance exchanges prepare to open, risk pools were state-sponsored programs that helped people who could afford to buy health insurance, but were not able to get underwritten in the private market because of a pre-existing health condition.

Programs varied significantly from state to state in price, benefits and number of people served. Often insurance companies doing business in the state were required to contribute to the pool to keep it in the black.

In the best cases, they allowed people to be able to switch jobs or become self-employed without the fear of losing their health insurance coverage. Read more about risk pools here.

More Georgia resources

Georgia state health insurance exchange

Georgia’s exchange

Find out what your state’s health insurance exchange will look like.


$19.7 million to 243,813 families

Insurance companies were forced to return an average of $134 per Georgia family in 2012.


Find out how your member of the Georgia Congressional delegation voted on health care.

GA state government resources

Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH)

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) was created in 1999 to serve as the lead agency for health care planning and purchasing issues in…

Georgia Insurance Commissoner

The Georgia Department of Insurance is responsible for regulating all types of insurance sold in the Georgia – including health insurance…

PeachCare for Kids

A Children’s Health Insurance Program to expand coverage to children in low income families. It is not a Medicaid plan. The plan will pay for preventive services and acute medical care, as well as vision and dental…

Georgia health insurance companies

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Celtic Ins. Co.
Golden Rule
Kaiser Permanente

Health insurance for GA individuals

Resources for those individuals seeking health care insurance in Georgia. If you are looking for Georgia Medicare, visit our site for health insurance over 65.