Georgia's Governor cites unknown costs, lack of flexibility in federal regulations.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Gov. Nathan Deal today told the Obama administration that Georgia will not set up its own health care exchange, citing the administration's "one-size fits all" approach and the high cost that the law places on states. “I remain committed to common sense health care solutions that empower consumers to take responsibility for their own health, motivate the private sector and drive efficiencies for consumers, employers and governments alike,” Deal said in a press release. “I continue to hope that we might finally engage in a serious conversation about restoring meaningful flexibility to states around health care programs.” Deal said the federal government needs to loosen regulations that restrict states’ options. He said he would support a "…
The Supreme Court today upheld President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law.
Georgia Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) has responded to the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law: "The decision by the United States Supreme Court stands contrary to the very principles of freedom on which our nation was founded. The idea that a Federal Government could wield this much power and control over sovereign citizens is surely not an idea contemplated by our forefathers. The pathway towards a return to liberty involves electing conservatives in every office in the land. This should be followed by a simultaneous repeal of Obamacare in Congress and every constitutional roadblock the individual states can muster. Georgia maintains the right …