May 5, 2011
Yesterday the Republican controlled House took a stab at “ObamaCare” by voting to ban federal funding for state health insurance exchanges (or “Health Insurance Private Enterprise Network”, if you prefer that to” health insurance exchanges” as some determined individuals in the Oklahoma State Legislature seem to.)
“Dropping the term “exchange” in favor of “network” and adding “private enterprise” to the title is apparently aimed at providing assurance to Oklahomans that this OK Republican administration is serious about not implementing a Health Insurance Exchange in Oklahoma.” Read More
Representative Fred Upton, a Michigan Republican and chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, sponsored the legislation on health-insurance exchanges and said it would save more than $14 billion by 2021.
“Repealing the fund will protect precious taxpayer resources at a time of record red ink,” Upton said on the House floor yesterday. The grants will create “an unlimited tap on the federal Treasury.”
According to an AP article published in the Tulsa World Wednesday,