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Georgia Insurance Commissioner Bragged Publicly About Sabotaging Obamacare (TEXT and VIDEO)

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Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens (R) boasted to a crowd of Republicans that his office is creating bureaucratic hurdles to slow down and derail the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare."

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Joanne Dixon (38)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 12:13 pm
Yes. Well. Georgia. I hope Michelle Nunn can run with this and win the Senate seat over it.

Roseann d (178)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 2:59 pm
Never ceases to amaze me that these people actually hold political office.

Sheila D (194)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 6:10 pm
Since Healthcare is law, couldn't this constitute illegal activities...especially in his own words? How about it US DA Holder - isn't there something these obstructionists could be charged with??

Jason S (50)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 6:34 pm
Good posting, thanks

JL A (281)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 7:59 pm
One example of how federal statutes and regulations address this kind of question from:

155.120 Non-interference with Federal law and non-discrimination standards.
(a) Non-interference with Federal law. An Exchange must not establish rules that conflict with or prevent the application of regulations promulgated by HHS under subtitle D of title I of the Affordable Care Act.
(b) Non-interference with State law. Nothing in parts 155, 156, or 157 of this subchapter shall be construed to preempt any State law that does not prevent the application of the provisions of title I of the Affordable Care Act.
(c) Non-discrimination. In carrying out the requirements of this part, the State and the Exchange must:
(1) Comply with applicable non-discrimination statutes; and
(2) Not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Lona G (80)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 8:28 pm
Apparently you're above the law in George if you sabotage the implementation of the law of the land. But only if you brag about it in front of your cronies. We can't have you doing shady deals in the back room where nobody can see.

Laurie H (817)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 8:47 pm
Totally in agreement Roseann D. ---it amazes me as well that ANYONE can actually hold a political office!!!! LOL but this is really serious business, that the citizens of this country have to deal with their fallout on a regular basis!~ TY dearest Carrie!!!~

Susanne R (234)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 10:36 pm
I visited Ralph Hudgen's website (in his capacity as Georgia's Insurance Commissioner) and this is his vision statement:

Our vision is to have a well-trained workforce, utilizing state of the art technology to facilitate regulation, coordination and uniformity among state regulators and provide public access to services and fire safety information that results in a consumer friendly and competitive market place.

Susanne R (234)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 10:42 pm
Sorry. My message got submitted without my pressing the submit button --again. It appears that Mr. Hudgen's vision isn't very clear. Is he a jerk? A liar? He certainly doesn't appear to be concerned about the well-being of the people of Georgia, whom he serves.

Robert K (31)
Friday August 30, 2013, 5:42 am
Of course, God forbid the people of Georgia should get quality healthcare, they might give Democrats credit for helping them. With luck they're smarter than the people in Texas and Mississippi and realize that it's the Republicans who want them dead.

This on the heels of some Republicans actually admitting the voter ID laws are solely for the purpose of disenfranchising Democratic voters.

When will the American people wake up?

Arielle S (313)
Friday August 30, 2013, 6:47 am
Yeah, well, Georgia. Georgia seems to think it can make its own rules. The old south has no problem cutting off its nose to spite it's face. Hoping there's a serious investigation into this dweeb and all like him...

Jason R (67)
Friday August 30, 2013, 10:12 am
Another southern state costing the country billions out of stupidity.

When will they secede from us? How can the sane live with the insane?

Jason R (67)
Thursday September 5, 2013, 4:10 pm
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