At Oklahoma Capitol, frivolity attached to serious issues

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: January 31, 2013
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Judging by election results, most Oklahomans don't like Obamacare. They voted in 2010 to opt out of it. They put state government and the congressional delegation under Republican control. What point is there is debating a bill that would mandate Medicaid expansion? The same question can be asked of another Democrat's bill to force creation of a health care exchange, another idea nixed by Fallin.

Like it or not, Obamacare is advancing toward implementation. States have some options, as they should. These are serious matters that require serious deliberations — not sideshows that either have no chance of passage or that wouldn't withstand a court challenge if they did pass.


by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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