Bill to outlaw Obamacare in state advances
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT NewsOK.com
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
2/27/13 at 3:33 AM
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OKLAHOMA CITY - Any federal official or corporate employee could be charged with a felony and face five years in jail if found to be providing services that comply with the federal Affordable Care Act, according to a bill that won the approval Tuesday of a legislative committee.
House Bill 2073 also would make it a misdemeanor for any state employee, including the governor, to enforce any provision of the national health care law, called Obamacare by critics. Punishment would be as much as two years in a county jail.
"(Gov.) Mary Fallin is going to look mighty good in orange and stilettos," said Rep. Mike Shelton, a member of the House States' Rights Committee who voted against the proposal.
Shelton, D-Oklahoma City, said that although Fallin continues to refuse to establish an online marketplace for the uninsured to shop for health insurance, a provision of the national health care law, other GOP governors are reconsidering.
Original Print Headline: Panel backs outlawing Obamacare
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