Health insurance in limbo for thousands of Georgians

A dispute between the biggest health insurer and the biggest hospital system in Georgia could put coverage of thousands of patients in limbo.

The WellStar Health Care Network will no longer be covered for individual policyholders as of February 4.

That's because WellStar and Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia will let their contract expire.

The change only affects patients with coverage through the Affordable Care Act or off the exchange as individuals or groups through agents.

Both parties say negotiations are ongoing, so there is hope of an agreement before the February cut-off date.