| April 19, 2011

Wall Street Journal spotlights Fallin’s pro-market approach

In a house editorial today, The Wall Street Journal takes note of Oklahoma’s bold move to reject ObamaCare money.

So now the Sooners are devising their own insurance plan to comply with the ObamaCare mandate that every state create an insurance exchange by 2013. The Oklahoma plan is to create an insurance “network” that would increase portability of private employer health plans, increase the range of choices of insurance coverage (including high deductible health-savings account plans), allow workers and small employers to use pre-tax dollars for health coverage, and subsidize the uninsured to purchase an insurance plan. “We think that by relying on markets, we can do this at a much lower cost to the state than the ObamaCare plan,” Governor Fallin says.

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