Gov. Mary Fallin’s office won’t say if the state has a plan to help thousands of Oklahomans who might be priced out of health insurance if their subsidies are struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court this month.
However, an independent consulting firm is predicting Fallin would come under “immense” political pressure by Oklahomans unable to keep their insurance. Nevertheless, her options could be limited politically because of her previous stances against the Affordable Care Act program. The firm suggests she might try to obtain concessions from the Obama administration as the price of considering state action.