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Georgia joins 20 other states: Seeks injunction against Obama-era health care law

Attorney General Chris Carr, as part of a 20-state coalition, filed a motion Friday seeking a preliminary injunction against the federal government’s Affordable Care Act (ACA).

“The Affordable Care Act’s design was constitutionally flawed from the outset,” said Attorney General Chris Carr. “It is a clear federal overreach that forces an unlawful and burdensome regime onto the states and our citizens, and we will continue working with our partners to see that it is resolved in a way that protects the interests of Georgians.”

In the motion for a preliminary injunction and supporting brief, the multistate coalition argued to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas that an injunction against the ACA is necessary to spare the states from the enormous financial burden it has caused. Before the ACA, “the states allowed individuals to determine whether to buy health insurance, established high-risk insurance pools to help individuals in ill-health, enabled cost-sharing, and instituted many other policies that the ACA now preempts or functionally displaces,” the coalition wrote.

In addition to Georgia, the coalition led by Texas and Wisconsin includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia, along with the governors of Maine and Mississippi.

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