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Oklahoma is latest to reject state-based health exchange

November 20, 2012

By Sam Baker

Add Oklahoma to the list of Republican-led states that won't implement the key feature of President Obama's healthcare law.

Gov. Mary Fallin said Monday that she won't set up a state-based insurance exchange — a new portal where people who don't get insurance through their employers can shop for coverage, often with help from a federal subsidy.

"It does not benefit Oklahoma taxpayers to actively support and fund a new government program that will ultimately be under the control of the federal government, that is opposed by a clear majority of Oklahomans, and that will further the implementation of a law that threatens to erode both the quality of American healthcare and the fiscal stability of the nation," Fallin said in a statement.

Republican governors are under pressure from conservatives not to set up their own exchanges. It's seen as the best chance to stand in the way of the Affordable Care Act now that Obama's reelection has protected the law from legislative repeal.

Fallin's decision means that the federal government will now run Oklahoma's exchange, as it will in the other GOP-led states that have rejected their own exchanges.

Fallin also said the state will not participate in the healthcare law's Medicaid expansion, which became optional as a result of the Supreme Court's landmark healthcare ruling.

By Sam Baker The Hill
http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/hea...

1 year 10 months ago

Very interest! Thank you good post.

1 year 10 months ago

This is sending a message to the federal government that Oklahoma doesn't want communist powered medical care in our state and we don't want the federal communist to destroy our free enterprise economy.

1 year 10 months ago

Very good! I HOPE & pray my state joins the 'just say no' campaign!

1 year 10 months ago

A very Good start... Press on states and individual. Our fight against Obama should match his fight against us at the very least.

1 year 10 months ago

As I understand it ,states that refuse to set up the exchanges also rid their employers (businesses) of their employer mandates and even that of the individual mandate itself. However, there is no reason that Sebelius or even Obama can't just issue a regulation/executive order to change the law because...that's what they do.

JM

1 year 10 months ago

I called the Idaho governor this morning to let him know we don't want health exchanges. This is the level we've got to fight on now. We have got to fight at the state level. I hope to go to another seminar on it in December. Also, local ngo's (nongovernmental organizations) can do a lot. Here is an example of an ngo that is having influence at the local level. This is not too awfully far from where I live. It's amazing what can be done.

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1 year 10 months ago (Edited)

CJ, Thanks for the link, its interresting to note that drones violate our 4th amendment protection from illegal searches. Please post the additional links, thanks.

1 year 10 months ago

Here is a link to a site called Coordination America. Invoking coordination is a term used for a legal process that requires federal agencies to work with local needs. It's probably the most powerful tool we have at our disposal. Nongovernmental organizations can invoke coordination. It's a lot of work, but I cannot overemphasize how important I think it is.
http://coordinationamerica.com/

1 year 10 months ago

This is what THE ABOMINATIONCARE BILL is really for. Why obamacare? The Same Hitler Way To Murder All Opponents To Communist Government Control by "ELITES" http://www.westernjournalism.com/obamaca... The HOLOCAUST OF CHRISTIANS WITH THE JEWS, THIS TIME. Start with the weakest and then work your way up.

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1 year 10 months ago (Edited)

http://www.westernjournalism.com/obamaca... THE EXCUSE. COMPASSIONATE ELIMINATION OF THE DEFORMED. THEN THE REST OF THE ILL. THEN WHOEVER TAKES MONEY AWAY FROM THE ELITE and THEIR WORKERS OF THE WORLD OF COMMUNISM MURDER TO CONTROL.

1 year 10 months ago

Patricia, you are exactly right, Marxist like Obama are vicious indoctrinated gangsters and they justify murder (euthanasia) as a means to sustain the useable (controllable) human poplulation for their police, military and farmable workforce. What many Americans fail to realize is they are putting their lives in the Iorn clad chains of  Godless arrogant liars and murderers who will destroy anyone who interfers with their sustainable growth agenda.

1 year 10 months ago (Edited)

Here are some more links to help people understand about using the Tenth Amendment and Coordination at the state and local level. The first two are to videos featuring the Attorney who laid the legal foundation for all of this in Idaho. His name is Fred Kelly Grant. The man is sharp.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF50O_1EO...

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1 year 10 months ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Klqv9t1zVww THIS ISLAMIC COMMUNIST GOVERNMENT FEMA. The "SECRET" ATTACKS DESTROYING OUR FREEDOM COMES FROM THE ISLAMIC COMMUNIST PUPPET'S REGIME NOW!

1 year 10 months ago

http://www.newswithviews.com/Weeks/darre... HURRICANE SANDY, MARTIAL LAW AND FEMA CAMPS: REHEARSAL FOR FUTURE AMERICA?

1 year 10 months ago

CJ, Fred Kelly Grant is amazing, the coordination statutes give local communities serious power in controlling their land. We have to stop the liars and robbers from stealing our rights and our property.

1 year 10 months ago

THIS CALIFORNIA COMMUNIST STATE OF THE REGIME

OR BANKRUPTING THROUGH ABSURD TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION

http://netrightdaily.com/2012/11/califor...

California: Golden in all the wrong ways

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1 year 10 months ago (Edited)

If you can't get your elected officials to do it, you form an ngo and do it yourself. Grant is amazing. I am going to go hear him speak again in a couple of weeks.

1 year 10 months ago

Patricia, how does California expect to survive financially since many business' and wealthy will move to other areas more friendly to business and investment. I've heard that lots of business' have already stopped investing in property in California. Are they expecting the feds to bail them out?

1 year 10 months ago

The thought that I always come back to. Israel should bomb the hamas and their useful idiots, the "palestinians" to their "virgins-of'death".

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/spy-spy-...

1 year 10 months ago

I guess the OWNERS of California, The Communist Government of California and the islamic communist puppet's regime, will just keep taking THE OTHER STATES and PEOPLE'S MONEY. Businesses don't matter to the communists because they have to destroy all to take over whatever is left and control or kill all in their way.

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