Ga. Republicans Fight Health Law
(AJC) — Georgia’s Republican leaders oppose the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and lawmakers are doing what they can to keep the law from coming to Georgia. The state is part of the federal lawsuit that is contesting the act on constitutional grounds. Also, both the state House and Senate last week passed bills that would allow Georgia to form alliances with other states on health care — part of a conservative strategy to assert states’ rights and attempt to avoid the federal law. In another move, Gov. Nathan Deal on Wednesday shelved legislation to set up a commission to begin planning for creation of a Georgia health care exchange.