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What are some health care options in Georgia?

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As of 2015, health care options for Georgia residents include health programs under the Affordable Care Act, state health insurance, and plans from other providers such as Cigna. Each provider has different plans tailored to meet the needs of individuals, based on such factors as income, family and job type.

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Those signing up for federal government health care under the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare, can sign up at Healthcare.gov. Users who want to sign up must go through an online application process that may take half an hour or more, and which consists of entering personal information such as a Social Security number and employer information. Applicants are also required to send in a copy of recent pay stubs or wage amounts.

The state of Georgia provides a few health care options to its residents through the Georgia Department of Community Health. Teachers, employees of the state school system, and other state employees may qualify for Georgia's State Health Benefit Plan. As with other state agencies, the GDCH administers Medicaid to qualifying individuals, and also provides a special health program, PeachCare, for children.

Cigna's website outlines its health care offerings to Georgia residents, which in 2015 includes myCigna Health Savings 6000 and myCigna Health Flex 2000.

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