Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives took the final vote on President Obama's health care "reform" plan. The plan calls for the massive expansion of the government by requiring individuals to have health insurance whether they want to have it or not. In the midst of that debate, conservatives consistently called for allowing insurance companies to compete across state lines. While liberals in Congress dismissed those calls, there is an effort in Georgia to do just that on the state level.
Today, the Georgia State House of Representatives is considering HB 1184, a bill sponsored by Rep. Matt Ramsey (
Allowing for the sale of health insurance across state lines is a common sense reform that Congress, in its infinite wisdom, ignored. Now Georgia has a chance to explore its potential to increase competition and reduce costs with HB 1184 on the state level. Let's just hope that the Legislature can pass it without getting buried by special interest lobbyists.