GETTING HEALTH CARE COVERAGE THROUGH THE HEALTH EXCHANGE SYSTEM:
Open Enrollment for 2015 coverage is now open.
See if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period — so you can buy a private health plan through the Marketplace.
Apply for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) — you can do this any time, all year. If you qualify you can enroll immediately.
Small businesses can apply for SHOP coverage any time, all year.
Members of federally recognized tribes and Alaska Native shareholders can enroll in Marketplace coverage any time of year. There is no limited enrollment period for these groups, and they can change plans as often as once a month.
Important: If you don’t have minimum essential coverage, you must either pay a fee or have an exemption from paying the fee.
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding last night’s storms in Middle and Southwest Georgia:
“My prayers go out to all those impacted by the terrible storms that swept through the Middle and Southwest Georgia region. The damage was significant, and my office stands open and ready to assist those affected.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) voted in support of H.R. 34, the 21st Century Cures Act, which passed the House of Representatives by a roll call vote of 392-26 on Wednesday. This bipartisan legislation provides $6.3 billion over 10 years to fund innovative research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), modernize the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), and help prevent and treat opioid addiction.
MACON, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), co-chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus, introduced H.R. 5248, the Agent Orange Reconciliation Act of 2016, in an effort to help heal the post-conflict, human cost of war by caring for children living with Spina Bifida due to Vietnam veteran parent’s exposure to Agent Orange. Spina Bifida requires costly surgeries and extensive medical care because of potential paralysis resulting from damage to the spinal cord.
MACON, GA— Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to announce a $266,230 grant has been awarded to First Choice Primary Care, Inc. in Macon, Georgia by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The grant will go towards facility planning and construction, health services planning and technical support, program development, as well as improving and expanding general health and medical services. The grants will also be used to improve education and training programs for health care employees.
COLUMBUS, GA – Yesterday, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (D-GA), co-chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus (CMFC) and Ranking Member of the U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) welcomed the United States Supreme Court’s King vs Burwell decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by ensuring all eligible Americans, regardless of where they live, have the access to premium tax credits to afford life-saving health care:
ALBANY, GA – Congressman Sanford Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) released the following statement regarding the finalized consent agreement between the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Phoebe Putney Health System, HCA Inc., and the Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County over the merger between Phoebe Putney Health System and Palmyra Medical Center in Albany, Georgia.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Sanford Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) voted in favor of the bipartisan package H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, which will strengthen health care for older Americans, poor children, and families by permanently fixing the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula for Medicare physician payments, providing funding to pay Medicare Part B premiums, supporting community health centers, and extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for two years.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress:
Americus, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to announce that the Administration for Community Living (ACL) / Administration on Aging (AOA) has awarded a grant of $962,620 to the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving at Georgia Southwestern State University for their project, the Specialized Supportive Services Project through the Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative.