AJC Editorial: GA Slow to Improve Health Care
For a state that has steadfastly resisted the easy-money lure of legalized gambling, Georgia is nevertheless fond of placing long-shot bets in courtrooms, not casinos.
The state’s latest roll of the dice came in May, when Gov. Sonny Perdue announced that Georgia had become the 20th state to latch onto a lawsuit challenging the constitutionally of the federal health care reform act passed last March. In a statement, Perdue said that, “Congress’ health care bill will exact a huge cost on our state and curtail our economic growth.”
The release also contests the notion that Americans be required to purchase insurance, which is a key part of the reform formula.