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Sen. Ralph Hudgens (R-Hull) talks with an unidentified woman on the floor of the Senate Wednesday, March 4, 2009 in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens announced Wednesday his plan to request a waiver from the federally imposed Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) standard for 2011, 2012 and 2013 found in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) or what is commonly known as Obama Care.

In his letter of transmittal requesting the waiver to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Hudgens said, “Although I believe that ACA is unconstitutional and fully support the various legal challenges to its constitutionality, it is my duty as Commissioner to do everything possible to protect the interests of Georgia citizens and the viability of the Georgia insurance market.”

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