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Dr. Coburn Applauds Governor Fallin’s Decision Regarding Obamacare

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) released the following statement today regarding Governor Mary Fallin’s announcement that Oklahoma will not institute a health care exchange nor expand Medicaid under the Patient’s Protection and Affordable Care Act.

“I applaud Governor Fallin's decision. Obamacare's Medicaid expansion and exchange would have, in the long run, hurt Oklahoma patients by increasing their costs, reducing their choices and placing an unsustainable fiscal burden on our state,” said Dr. Coburn.