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POSTED: December 30, 2013 11:00 p.m.
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Liz Johnson of Statesboro says she has decided to run for Georgia insurance commissioner in part because of how current commissioner has fought the Affordable Care Act.

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STATESBORO — Elizabeth “Liz” Johnson, a 40-year insurance-industry veteran, has announced her candidacy for state insurance commissioner.
Johnson, a former elected member of the Democratic National Committee, said in a news release that incumbent Ralph Hudgens has a history of pursuing a “misguided personal agenda.”
“His narrow policies have hurt Georgia’s reputation nationally and have hurt economic development at a time when Georgians are struggling to pay their bills,” Johnson said. “Some hospitals have been forced to close their doors, and others are on the verge of closing. Our citizens deserve better insurance protection than this. We must have a leader in this office.
“Recently, Hudgens bragged about being an obstructionist as he tried to block affordable health care for thousands of Georgians. (Recently), Hudgens made national news by claiming that pre-existing medical conditions are the patient’s own fault. This is not a view shared by the people of this state, and they deserve the best possible economic security for their families through their insurance,” Johnson said.

 

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