Oklahoma health care exchange timeline

Oklahoman Published: March 30, 2013

TIMELINE

Health care exchange

March 23, 2010

President Barack Obama signs the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law.

Nov. 2, 2010

More than 60 percent of Oklahoma voters approve an amendment to the state constitution that would prohibit the government from requiring Oklahomans to buy health insurance, a key component of the new federal law.

January 2011

Attorney General Scott Pruitt files a lawsuit in federal court challenging the health care law.

Feb. 16, 2011

Oklahoma is awarded a $54.6 million “early innovator” grant to set up a health insurance exchange. The application was written by Gov. Brad Henry's office but approved by Gov. Mary Fallin's transition team before it was submitted.

March 31, 2011

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