Governor-elect Mary Fallin praises judicial ruling on federal health care bill

CapitolBeatOK Staff Report


Governor-elect Mary Fallin released the following statement on a federal judge in Virginia’s ruling that a federal mandate for Americans to purchase health insurance is unconstitutional:

“Today’s ruling is an important step in rolling back the president’s job-killing health care bill. It’s good to see a federal judge understands what I – and most Oklahomans – have known from the start:  President Obama’s health care plan is unconstitutional.”

Fallin continued: “Oklahomans expressed their desire to opt out of the federal health care law when they overwhelmingly passed state question 756 in November.  I will continue to work with Attorney General-elect Scott Pruitt as we explore our state’s legal options and find the best way to fight back against the federal health care bill.”