A new bill, designed to prevent any state agency, assisting in implementing “any” provision of the Afffordable Care Act (ACA), will be introduced in the 2014 Georgia State Legislative session. The bill was pre-filed Monday morning. Representative Jason Spencer, district 180, Woodbine, spokesperson for the quartet of co-sponsors, said since the Governor and the Speaker have decided not to support ACA, or to expand medicaid, an essential element of ACA, then no state agency, that recieves tax dollars, should be allowed to participate. The bill would essentially make it illegal, for UGA to asssist Navigators, who are trained to help people sign up for the Program. Representative Spencer tells GNN the bill’s passage, is the only way to stop UGA and other agencies participation.
Rep. Spencer talked to Georgia’s Morning News with Zoller and Bryant about the bill. Here’s what he had to say (via zpolitics)