The Augusta Chronicle as a run down of how the GOP candidates stand on the opt-out that is being proposed for Obamacare.
The opt-out idea drew a mixed response from the cast of candidates for Georgia governor.
Secretary of State Karen Handel said she does not think the Reid plan will pass, but if it does, “I believe Georgia would be better off if we could opt out of the whole thing.”
But taxpayers still would be on the hook even in states that opt out, she said.
State Sen. Eric Johnson, R-Savannah, said he is leaning toward opting out.
Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine has made opposition to Democratic health care reform a centerpiece of his campaign. He initially said he would opt out but revised his position and said he would not if Georgians still had to foot the bill for health care reform.
A spokesman for state Rep. Austin Scott, R-Tifton, said Mr. Scott would need to review the final legislation before commenting. U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, a vocal Republican critic of Democratic reform proposals in Congress, did not respond to a request for comment.