Governor Nathan Deal has announced that he will no longer pursue legislation to implement a Georgia health insurance exchange this session. In a statement, he said he favors waiting for an expedited ruling expected from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on the constitutionality of PPACA. The governor said he believes the court will affirm a lower court ruling against the PPACA. In the meantime, he will create an advisory committee to study options for a health insurance exchange. Also, the Georgia Department of Insurance has applied to HHS for a waiver of the MLR requirements.