Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed the health care compact into law today. The law restores authority and responsibility for health care regulation to member states. The law allows Georgia to create their own health care policies by joining an interstate compact that supersedes prior federal law (Obamacare).

Today the Health Care Compact, an agreement between participating states that restores authority and responsibility for health care regulation to member states, was signed into law by Georgia’s Governor, Nathan Deal. The compact allows Georgia to create their own health care policies by joining an interstate compact that supersedes prior federal law. Georgia is the first state to sign the compact into law.

Health Care Compact Alliance Chairman Eric O’Keefe released the following statement:

“Today, Georgia’s Governor Deal joined the Georgia legislature in taking a bold step to give the people of Georgia control of their health care future. By acting to move authority and responsibility for health care from Washington, D.C. to Georgia, Governor Deal will help to trigger a robust conversation among citizens and their local representatives about sustainable reforms that meet the needs of all Georgians.
Georgia’s leaders have acted to escape the mandates handed down from a centralized bureaucracy in Washington which threatens to bankrupt the country while rationing health care.
The Health Care Compact Alliance congratulates Governor Nathan Deal as well as all of the sponsoring legislators. With their leadership and determination, Georgia will lead the country toward a brighter future in which patients – not bureaucrats — determine their care”

UPDATE: Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter signed an executive order on Wednesday that prohibits receiving federal funding for or otherwise implementing the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

 

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  1. To bad our governor here in N.C. can’t and won’t encourage the same type of legislation. She just does not get it…

  2. Fedgov, You are nothing more than a body of enumerated, delegated powers. That which you do not have by EXPRESS delegation remains with the people and the states. Amendments 9 & 10. You do NOT have the authority to determine the extent of your own powers.

    “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.”
    Federalist No. 45 (Madison)

    http://www.campaignforliberty.com/article.php?view=535

  3. American Patriot. Opie “TAUGHT” the Constitution. He’s an expert.

  4. Thank you Nathan Deal. I am one TPM keeping you and the republican terds feet to the fire.

    Went to the sub committee meeting in Columbus (what a joke). politics is show biz for the ugly.

    I will not be attending the rubber chicken fest in macon ga in may.

    A third party is seriously being considered due to your lack of huevos.

    powder is dry

  5. Think about this.

    Poll after poll says that Americans no longer trust the MSM to be telling the truth. If you follow that to its logical conclusion, then whenever the MSM spins news for the left, America assumes they are lying and believes just the opposite.

    So by constantly spinning for the left, the MSM actually is strengthening the right.

    Interesting.

  6. Oh, for pity’s sake. This GA bill is unconstitutional on its face and will be found to be so.

    Read Article I, Section 10:

    “No State shall, without the Consent of Congress…enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State…”

    Do you honestly believe that Congress, the current bunch who brought us the “historic” $352 million budget cut, will give its consent to what is (essentially) a nullification of ObamaCare? They’ll be running scared from this bill as soon as the Wash Post links the words “Georgia” and “racism” in an editorial.

    This means NOTHING, except as symbolism that Bam-Bam will (rightfully) knock down for being unconstitutional.

    You want something of value: make it a felony for any individual to enforce any provision of ObamaCare within GA’s borders. THAT would be something.

  7. IOWA and Georgia !
    Oustanding.

    Mike you are missing it. Too negative on the Republicans, and frankly not seeing important political efforts.

    That has to hurt, ouch – Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Clinton, etc., the Democratic Party is taking it on the chin. If it continues to go this way, we may get the keys back to the Executive and Senate, and will finally restore sanity.

    Takes time, patience, resolve, etc.

  8. 0bama:

    I am not angry – just outraged!

    Can you adjust the teleprompter? Thank you.

    I am not worried because I have it figured out. This is only one state out of 57! 0bamacare will go forward and it will kill the stupid Taxpayers. If sky-high taxes don’t then Dr. Kevorkian will! Ha ha!

    My limousine is burning $5.11 premium gas and Barney Frank is in the back. He will show me how to screw the Taxpayer in tailpipe. Good day.

  9. i wish all 50 states would do this and shutdown gov takeover of our health care

  10. Mike,

    What about all those agreements between states to honor drivers licenses? Just saying dude. Until everybody starts understanding that “States” are federal social security states like State of Georgia, and “states” are the constitutional states of the Union like the Georgia state, then the feds will continue to do whatever they want.

    If you have a SSN, and receive any benefit from the federal government, then you are an employee/officer, and you have no rights, you cannot complain because you take from the Federal United States. (wickard v. filburn) You are a regulated officer, so shut up and take it.

    Even in “Georgia” i.e. the “State of Georgia”, the federal social security state that covers the geographical boundaries of the Georgia state, every state benefit is a federal benefit, as defined in Georgia Code because the “State” is the federal government acting and sounding like they are the constitutional Georgia state:

    OCGA 50.36.1

    § 50-36-1. Verification requirements, procedures, and conditions; exceptions; regulations; criminal and other penalties for violations

    (a) As used in this Code section, the term:

    (3) (A) “Public benefit” means a federal benefit as defined in 8 U.S.C. Section 1611, a state or local benefit as defined in 8 U.S.C. Section 1621, a benefit identified as a public benefit by the Attorney General of Georgia, or a public benefit which shall include the following:

    (i) Adult education;

    (ii) Authorization to conduct a commercial enterprise or business;

    (iii) Business certificate, license, or registration;

    (iv) Business loan;

    (v) Cash allowance;

    (vi) Disability assistance or insurance;

    (vii) Down payment assistance;

    (viii) Energy assistance;

    (ix) Food stamps;

    (x) Gaming license;

    (xi) Health benefits;

    (xii) Housing allowance, grant, guarantee, or loan;

    (xiii) Loan guarantee;

    (xiv) Medicaid;

    (xv) Occupational license;

    (xvi) Professional license;

    (xvii) Registration of a regulated business;

    (xviii) Rent assistance or subsidy;

    (xix) State grant or loan;

    (xx) State identification card;

    (xxi) Tax certificate required to conduct a commercial business;

    (xxii) Temporary assistance for needy families (TANF);

    (xxiii) Unemployment insurance; and

    (xxiv) Welfare to work.

    Whoever you take from makes the rules and has your consent. Governor Deal’s act means nothing when the fed has everyone listed as their employee, domiciled in D.C. and having waived all rights.

  11. That’s very convenient for your argument, that you modified the way Article I, Section 10 is written. Here’s the REAL article and section:

    SECTION. 10.
    No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation;
    grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money;
    emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver
    Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder,
    ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation
    of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.
    No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay
    any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports, except what
    may be absolutely necessary for executing it’s inspection
    Laws: and the net Produce of all Duties and Imposts, laid
    by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of
    the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be
    subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress.
    No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any
    Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of
    Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another
    State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless
    actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not
    admit of delay.

    Just like a Libtard to pick apart what the Constitution says to fit your argument. Try reading the whole thing and you’ll get the real meaning.

    “Mike commented:

    Oh, for pity’s sake. This GA bill is unconstitutional on its face and will be found to be so.

    Read Article I, Section 10:

    “No State shall, without the Consent of Congress…enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State…”

    Do you honestly believe that Congress, the current bunch who brought us the “historic” $352 million budget cut, will give its consent to what is (essentially) a nullification of ObamaCare? They’ll be running scared from this bill as soon as the Wash Post links the words “Georgia” and “racism” in an editorial.

    This means NOTHING, except as symbolism that Bam-Bam will (rightfully) knock down for being unconstitutional.

    You want something of value: make it a felony for any individual to enforce any provision of ObamaCare within GA’s borders. THAT would be something.”

  12. That’s right, Karl. I’m a libtard, because we ALL know that a “libtard”: (1) condemns the Republicans for not cutting enough off the federal budget; (2) despises the way that Republicans kow-tow to the editorial page of the Washington Post; (3) satirizes Obama by calling him “Bam-Bam”; and (4) would like to see anti-ObamaCare laws passed by the States, but with actual teeth that include sanctions against federal agents enforcing its provisions. That’s right: straight out of the HuffPo, don’t you know.

    Idiot.

  13. Better research the driving force behind this thing and the person with the money funding it before you jump on the bandwagon. Reminds me of this big horse that people hide in to ambush their enemy. Yeah that one.

  14. Follow the money and I’m sure you’ll find the backers of this legislation. Don’t be surprised when the news comes out that the insurance companies will increase their profit margins in the ‘State of Georgia’. Just sayin’

  15. The current bill won’t bankrupt the system. It may bankrupt those who pay into it, but the insurance companies will get their cut. Who do you think backed this legislation in the first place? Let’s see…. an influx of 32 million customers to private insurance companies? The insurance companies got exactly what they wanted! Good for GA for standing up for this though. Proud to be a native.





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