Oklahoma Governor Continues Opposition to Obamacare

By Carla Pesono

Published 02/04 2014 05:57PM

Updated 02/04 2014 07:55PM

OKLAHOMA--- Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin expressed her continued opposition to Obamacare yesterday during her state of the state address. Fallin says Obamacare will only push the State of Oklahoma and the nation further into debt. She says she has been working on other ways to provide health insurance for Oklahomans. One way is continuing to push for a waiver making "Insure Oklahoma" a permanent program. Another way is to transform the state's "Sick Care System"-- into one that improves health outcomes by emphasizing preventative care and healthy living.

"I'm also committed to working with the legislature to pursue Medicaid reform. There are a lot of great innovative ideas and policy solutions coming from the men and women in this room and we will continue to explore them," said Governor Mary Fallin, Oklahoma. 

Governor Fallin added the cost of Medicaid growth in Oklahoma would be an estimated $850 million over a number of years. 

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