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Georgia A-G to fight Federal Health Care

Georgia's New Attorney General to Join Federal Heath Care Lawsuit

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ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's incoming attorney general is putting his office to work in support of a legal challenge to the federal health care overhaul.

Republican Sam Olens says he plans to instruct his office to join the lawsuit filed by multiple states when he is sworn in Monday.

Last year, Governor. Sonny Perdue was forced to appoint a special attorney to make Georgia part of the lawsuit after Attorney General Thurbert Baker refused to sue on behalf of the state.

Baker, a Democrat, said the state lacked a viable legal claim.

The lawsuit filed by Florida's top attorney seeks to scrap President Barack Obama's landmark health care overhaul.

Olens will also have to deal with multiple other issues, including an ongoing water dispute with Florida and Alabama.