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Despite Misgivings, Georgia Moves Ahead with Exchange
Posted on November 21, 2011
The Washington Post reports on the steps Georgia is taking on preparing to implement the Affordable Care Act, even as the state challenges the law in court:
In Georgia, like many other Southern states, opposition to the new federal health-care law runs deep. Yet a conservative committee of experts has, without rancor, outlined a plan to give the state a health insurance exchange, a cornerstone of the legislation enacted last year.
The panel had the blessing of Republican Gov. Nathan Deal, a former congressman who describes himself as the first House member to denounce the health-care law as unconstitutional. Georgia has joined 25 other states in a legal challenge to the legislation that is now on the Supreme Court’s schedule.