Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs Statement on ObamaCare Lawsuit

January 21, 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY (January 21, 2010) – The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) released the following statement today regarding the announcement of a lawsuit against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.

“OCPA supports the efforts of Gov. Mary Fallin and Attorney General Pruitt to protect Oklahomans from this absurd overreach by the federal government,” said Jason Sutton, J.D., health policy analyst in OCPA’s Center for Health Freedom. “Not only does the individual mandate to purchase health insurance stand as the greatest threat to individual liberty in recent memory, but the entire health reform bill is written in a way that will raise premiums on the insured, increase taxes on hardworking families, eliminate jobs and push states toward bankruptcy. More than half the states in the nation have filed lawsuits pushing back against bureaucrats who think they can manage our health decisions better than we can. This lawsuit is an important step in protecting our freedom.”

OCPA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank which formulates public policy research and analysis consistent with the principles of free enterprise, limited government, and individual initiative.