Nov. 17, 2011
AP reporter Sean Murphy on Tuesday asked OK-SAFE Executive Director Amanda Teegarden for some comments about the 2011 Joint Legislative Committee and Health Care Reform Law. (Teegarden spoke to this committee on 11/3/11 in Tulsa.)
Formed at the conclusion of the last legislative session to examine the impact of the federal health care reform law on Oklahoma, this committee held its’ fifth (and final) meeting on Tuesday, 11/15/11 in the House chambers.
Here are the questions that were asked (follow this link to OK-SAFE’s Blog to read the answers)
-Do you think the Oklahoma Legislature should ignore the federal requirement that a health care exchange be established? If so, why?
-What about the provision that provides if a state doesn’t establish an exchange, the feds will do it for them?
-Do you think the state should count on the health care law being overturned/dismantled by a the Supreme Court or a future administration?
-What are your thoughts about the ability of the tea party and other grassroots conservative groups like yours to successfully fight against the establishment of the exchanges and to resist the implementation of the federal health care law in Oklahoma?
-What are your thoughts in general about this task force and the work they’ve conducted, recommendations they should make