Oklahoma faces Nov. 16 deadline for creating health care insurance exchange
BY ZEKE CAMPFIELD NewsOK.com
Thursday, November 08, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY - First, Oklahoma's Republican lawmakers were hoping the U.S. Supreme Court would throw out the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
When that didn't happen, they relied on a pledge by GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney to kill it as soon as he got to the White House.
Now, with Romney's defeat, Oklahoma state officials are looking at a Nov. 16 deadline to submit a blueprint for creating a health care insurance exchange, an online insurance marketplace, required under the law.
Under the law, if Oklahoma refuses to create an exchange, the federal government will create one for it.
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