Georgia Moved to Intervene to Defend Trump Admin’s Illegal Approval of the State’s Plan to Eliminate Its Insurance Marketplace

By Allowing GA to Eliminate Use of Healthcare.gov, Unlawful Waiver Will Result in Enrollment Decreases of up to 100k, Direct Georgians to Junk Insurance Plans, and Raise Premiums

State’s Motion to Intervene Filed in Lawsuit Brought by Planned Parenthood Southeast and Feminist Women’s Health Center

Washington, D.C. — The State of Georgia moved to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s unlawful approval of the state’s plan to block Georgia residents’ access to Healthcare.gov and ignore essential Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements. On Friday, the court approved the motion to intervene. The lawsuit, filed in January 2021, was brought by Planned Parenthood Southeast and Feminist Women’s Health Center, which are represented by Democracy Forward and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

The groups issued the following joint statement in response to Georgia’s motion to intervene:

“The State of Georgia is doubling down and seeking to defend the Trump administration’s unlawful approval of the state’s destructive health insurance plan. Its efforts would damage Georgia’s health insurance market, force Georgians to shop for insurance through private brokers and insurance companies, lead more residents to enroll in junk plans, and increase premiums. We brought our lawsuit to hold government officials accountable for unlawfully sabotaging the Affordable Care Act, and we’ll continue our fight to protect Georgians’ access to high-quality, affordable health care.

“As we told the Trump administration: we’ll see you in court.”

Please email [email protected] if you’re interested in speaking with one of our legal experts about the lawsuit, Planned Parenthood Southeast et al. v. HHS. Read more on the case.

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Democracy Forward is a nonprofit legal organization that represents organizations, individuals, and municipalities in impact litigation to keep corruption out of policymaking.

Planned Parenthood Southeast believes in the fundamental right of each individual to manage their fertility, regardless of the individual’s income, marital status, race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or residence.

Feminist Women’s Health Center provides safe, affordable and compassionate abortion and gynecological care to all who need it without judgment. We are the only non-profit, locally-based organization in Georgia that directly provides reproductive health services, while also protecting reproductive rights and promoting reproductive justice through organizing and advocacy.

Paul, Weiss is a firm of more than 1,000 lawyers with diverse backgrounds, personalities, ideas and interests who provide innovative and effective solutions to our clients’ most complex legal and business challenges. We take great pride in representing the world’s leading companies in their critical legal matters and most significant business transactions, as well as individuals and organizations in need of pro bono assistance.

Press Contacts

Charisma Troiano
Democracy Forward
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Lauren Frazier
Planned Parenthood Southeast
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Megan Gordon-Kane
Feminist Women’s Health Center
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