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Oklahoma health care exchange timeline

Oklahoman Published: March 30, 2013

Senate Pro Tem Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, says the Senate will not hear a House bill that would have overseen development of a website where Oklahomans could search for health insurance.

April 14, 2011

Fallin rejects the $54 million in federal grant money for the establishment of an exchange, saying the state will instead use state and private money to form a system.

June 28, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court upholds most of the legislation involved in the federal health care act.

Nov. 8, 2012

The Oklahoman files an open records request with Fallin's office, the Insurance Department and the attorney general's office requesting emails pertaining to the decision to reject components of the federal health care law.

Nov. 19, 2012

Fallin announces Oklahoma will not establish a health care exchange nor will the state expand its Medicaid coverage as recommended under the federal health care law.

March 29

Fallin's office releases 51,029 pages of emails.

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