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Fighting the Federal Government for Georgia Health Insurance Rights

Congress has passed what is commonly referred to as the health reform acts. This bill requires a lot of changes to be made to future Georgia health insurance policies. There are also a lot of new rules and regulations in place for Georgia health insurance providers to follow. Although the goal of this bill is admirable -- that all Americans have benefits and access to health care, not everyone is in agreement with the way the federal government is going about reaching this goal.

In fact, Georgia has recently joined forces with nineteen other states, to file a class action lawsuit against the federal government. The basis for this lawsuit is that the federal government has overstepped its authority, and that requiring that all Americans buy health insurance, including Georgia residents who will also be required to purchase Georgia health insurance, is unconstitutional and a violation of states' rights. This type of legal action has never ever occurred before. It is a somewhat historical event that states are suing the federal government. But this is how strongly some people feel about this situation, in Georgia with Georgia health insurance, and in many other states.


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Georgia health insurance interests are being represented by Frank C. Jones as special attorney general, and a team of other pro bono lawyers. The lawsuit was started in Florida, and was originally filed against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of treasury and the U.S. Department of Labor. There are 19 states as co-defendants, as well as the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The NFIB has a particular interest in this law suit because small business owners are concerned about how they will be affected by health reform. Those business owners that will now be required to provide Georgia health insurance for their employees are not sure where the money will come from, and how they will handle all the new rules and taxes. Georgia residents are also concerned about how they will find income to purchase Georgia health insurance. And the Georgia government is very concerned that the federal government is requiring a lot of expensive changes related to Georgia health insurance without providing the funds to finance all of the new regulations.

Georgia's governor appointed a special attorney general to represent Georgia in this lawsuit. This is a battle not just over Georgia health insurance. It is about the individual's personal freedom, and the state's rights to govern. According to those in favor of the law suit, this is the first time that the federal government has put requirements in place for individuals to buy something. In Georgia's case, that is Georgia health insurance. It is of concern in that eventually, there could be no limits on what Congress can mandate individuals to do.

Most legal experts, however, say that the lawsuit has no chance of succeeding. However, it may be a matter of principle for states to fight to maintain their rights, particularly when it comes to Georgia health insurance. Regardless, the health reform regulations are starting to take effect, although that will continue through the year 2014. And it will lead to changes in how Georgia health insurance providers function. It will also have an effect on the particular Georgia health insurance policies as well, as certain services are not required to be included.

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