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