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Fighting Against Health Care Exchanges

Filed by Michael Cross in Feature, Local News, News, Politics.
October 5, 2011
 

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A state lawmaker is following through with legislation to nullify the federal health care law and urges the legislature to oppose any health care exchanges.

State Representative Mike Ritze says Oklahoma shouldn’t try to create its own health care exchange because the federal government will set up its own plan.

The Broken Arrow Republican says he has legislation which will nullify and ignore the federal law regardless of the decision eventually handed down from the US Supreme Court.

“It doesn’t matter what a court says or a judge or whoever a president says they can ignore it. We’ve done that with real id. We’ve done it with NAFTA super highway. We did it with the sedition acts back in 1798.”

Doctor Ritze says Oklahomans passed a constitutional amendment last November opting out of the health care law, and several states like Louisiana, Texas and Florida oppose it.

As for the exchanges he says Oklahoma shouldn’t commit any funding to the proposal of government administering health insurance for citizens.

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