March 25th, 2010
07:33 PM ET
4 years ago

Georgia governor threatens lawsuit against health care bill

(CNN) - Georgia's governor will pursue a lawsuit against the new federal health care bill, even if the state's attorney general refuses to do so, the governor's spokesman said Thursday.

Gov. Sonny Perdue, a Republican, opposes the health care bill because it will add 700,000 Georgians to the Medicaid program and require people to buy health insurance or face a penalty, said Bert Brantley, Perdue's director of communications.

The state's attorney general, Thurbert Baker, a Democrat, had advised Perdue against filing a lawsuit.

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