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Chicken-Fried News: Fallin shows willingness to participate in Obamacare


(Madeline Hancock)
  • Madeline Hancock

Gov. Mary Fallin might not be as heartless as once thought when it comes to helping Oklahomans who can’t afford health insurance. Oklahoma Watch reported last month that Fallin has applied for a grant as part of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, in order to create a health insurance delivery model.

Earlier, Fallin declined to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid expansion, which did earn her political points among conservative Okies.

“The law has cost millions of people their health insurance, is failing to bend the cost curve for medical care and is constantly in danger of being thrown out by courts for being constitutionally suspect,” Fallin said in a statement, forgetting to mention the fact that an obstructionist posture by her and the Republican party is partially to blame for some of the perceived Obamacare inefficiencies.

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