Georgia's Governor cites unknown costs, lack of flexibility in federal regulations.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Gov. Nathan Deal has 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 "…
Georgia's governor says the state may delay taking any steps to comply with the Affordable Health Care Act until after the November election. Take our poll and let us what you think.
5 pm - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal put out a release expressing disappointment in the ruling and called it "a huge setback for fiscal sanity and personal liberty." State Attorney General Sam Olens joined Deal in calling for Congress to repeal the law, and Deal hinted at a news conference that Georgia is unlikely to take steps to implement the law until after the November election. 3:53 pm - A Sandy Springs physical therapist talks about why she supports today's Supreme Court ruling, for personal and professional reasons. 3:37 pm - The NPR website has posted a copy of the Supreme Court's decision, complete with reporters' notes explaining the legal logic behind the ruling. 3:10 pm - People in and around Decatur weigh in on the court's decision…