The state-level components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (PPACA, "Obamacare") are common-sense ideas that will benefit all Georgians. One is a Medicaid expansion to benefit more than 600,000 of our poor and lower-middle-class residents, and the other is a free-market exchange for competitively-priced private insurance plans.
Georgia cannot take the low road being paved by some of our Southern neighbors. Instead, our great state must demonstrate immediate leadership by implementing these beneficial reforms. Our citizens cannot be at a disadvantage, and Georgia cannot openly reject the views of centrists who currently prefer our state as a place to live, work, and start businesses.
Make it clear to the entire country that Georgia is truly the gateway to the New South. Fully implement the state-level components of the PPACA with all possible speed.