“It's a feel-good piece of legislation ... so we can thumb our nose at Washington,” Inman said then.
Georgia, Alabama, Indiana, Missouri, South Carolina, Texas and Utah have joined the compact, an initiative of a group called the Health Care Compact Alliance, a private nonprofit organization that does not disclose its financial backers.
The Republican-controlled House has voted more than 40 times in the past three years to repeal or replace parts of Obamacare, but most of those efforts have died in the Senate.
“States that like their Obamacare can keep their Obamacare,” Lankford said. “The Health Care Compact simply gives a state like Oklahoma the option to create a customized system that better meets the needs of Oklahoma families.”