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Would Allow Insurers To Sell Individual Coverage
Fri November 15, 2013
Bridenstine Votes Against Bill He Considers Unconstitutional
Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine was the only member of Oklahoma's House delegation to vote against a bill that would allow insurance companies to sell individual coverage even if it falls short of standards required under the federal health care law.
The measure passed the Republican-controlled House Friday by a vote of 261-157.Oklahoma Republican U.S. Reps. Tom Cole, Frank Lucas, James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin all voted in favor of the legislation.
Bridenstine says that although the legislation is "well-intentioned," he couldn't vote for it because he considers the entire health care law to be unconstitutional.
The White House has threatened a veto if the measure reaches President Barack Obama's desk.