| January 31, 2011
Oklahoma should stop implementing Obamacare now
Now that a federal judge has ruled that Obamacare is void, Oklahoma should stop implementing it.
“Constitutional challenges from more than half of the states—plus the fact that several states have passed laws asserting that Washington can’t tell their citizens they must have health insurance or pay a fine—have left state legislators perplexed over whether they should move forward or stay put,” says health-policy expert Merrill Matthews. “Fortunately, the new ruling from Judge Roger Vinson in Florida that the entire health care bill is unconstitutional will give states that have been dragging their feet a sound reason to drag them even more.”
Dr. Matthews, co-author of the OCPA study “Has SoonerCare Achieved Its Objectives? A Five-Year Checkup,” says state legislators should yell ‘Stop,’ and set Obamacare implementation efforts aside until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the issue.”