Fallin’s Statement on Affordable Care Act Ruling

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Governor Mary Fallin Statement on King v. Burwell Ruling

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today released the following statement in response to the United States Supreme Court’s decision in King v. Burwell:

“The Supreme Court’s decision today in King v. Burwell means that taxpayers will be, for the time being, stuck with a law that is deeply flawed, disruptive to the lives of American families and a destructive force in our economy.

“As I and others have argued for years, states need flexibility to pursue their own health care solutions tailored to the needs of their constituents; Obamacare does the opposite by pursuing one-size-fits-all policies. Health care decisions need to be left to doctors and patients; Obamacare erodes that relationship and replaces it with decisions made by bureaucrats. Successful health care reform would make health care less expensive and would focus on improved health; but Obamacare has led to ballooning insurance premiums shouldered by hardworking families without corresponding improvements in health outcomes.

“Regardless of the court’s ruling today, the status quo cannot be allowed to stand. Now, more than ever, the American people need Congress to use its powers to move the country towards constructive, market-oriented solutions that empower families, provide flexibility to states, improve health and reduce the cost of health care.”

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  • Elle

    And what will this ruling disrupt Oklahomans from doing, Gov. Fallin — dying? filing for bankruptcy because of overwhelming health care bills? Yes, the status quo cannot stand, and that’s why Oklahomans need to vote out these Republicans, who are dooming poorer Oklahomans to shorter lives.

  • charles fisher

    It seems as long it has something to do with the people in power Okla will be against it. The people be dammed.