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Governor: Insure Oklahoma Not In Special Session

Jul 31, 2013

Gov. Mary Fallin says she won't include the fate of Insure Oklahoma as a topic for a special legislative session if one is called.  

Gov. Mary Fallin says Insure Oklahoma will not be in the special session, if one is called.
Credit Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

The Tulsa World reports that a spokesman for Fallin told the paper Tuesday in an email that the health insurance program wouldn't be considered.

Oklahoma has submitted a plan to the federal government to end the program.

Coverage under the program will end Dec. 31, and would leave thousands of low-income Oklahomans without insurance under the new federal health-care law — unless state leaders come up with an alternative.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that lawsuit reform measures passed in 2009 and 2011 were unconstitutional.