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Timeline: Oklahoma and the federal health care law

Timeline: Oklahoma and the federal health care law
Published: February 8, 2013
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Insurance Commissioner John Doak

• April 14, 2011: Fallin announces the state will not accept a $54.6 million grant for setting up a system where Oklahomans could shop for health insurance.

• May 25, 2011: Michael Cannon, the director of health policy studies at the Cato Institute, meets with Doak and Doak's deputy commissioner, Paul Wilkening. After the meeting, Cannon introduces Doak and Wilkening via email to Christie Herrera, Health and Human Services Task Force director at the American Legislative Exchange Council.

• June 2012: Supreme Court rules much of the Affordable Care Act is constitutional, including the mandate that individuals purchase health insurance, the mandated health care exchanges, but it allows states to decide on the Medicaid expansion.

• Nov. 19: Fallin announces the state will not set up a health care exchange or expand Medicaid.


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