Very good news from Atlanta, where Gov. Nathan Deal has reconsidered his previous decision to collaborate with Obamacare by establishing a Health Benefits Exchange in Georgia. Although a bill was moving through the legislature, Governor Deal reconsidered and decided to stall an exchange, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. This follows my column opposing exchanges in that same newspaper a few days ago.
Governor Deal has undoubtedly realized that any collaboration with the Obamacrats merely allows Obamacare’s roots to grow deeper into the soil. Now, instead of wasting time on a Health Benefits Exchange, Georgia’s legislators can spend their time considering more effective health reforms, a task which they appear to be taking up with gusto: They are going to debate an interstate compact for health insurance, which can eliminate the federal government’s control of health care entirely. (For my take on a health-insurance compact, please see here.)