Today’s Press Conference was held to present a constitutional amendment that allows all Georgians the freedom to choose whether or not to participate in any insurance plan and to prevent any government from punishing citizens for not participating. Today the Georgia Senate stepped forward to protect our citizens from an outrageous trampling of their rights by an out of control federal government. I believe that the Washington Democrat’s new scheme to mandate government run healthcare for every American is not constitutional and takes away our freedoms.
I have also offered legislation which would provide a financial scholarship for low income children on Medicaid and Peachcare so they can have private health insurance to give them better access to doctors.
This Constitutional amendment enables Georgians, who qualify, to continue to have the freedom to participate in government healthcare plans such as Medicaid, Medicare and Peachcare. We are not challenging the constitutionality of any existing government subsidized healthcare. This clarifies any comment which might imply otherwise.