Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Doak Commends Obama, Expresses Concern

(Provided by Commissioner Doak's office) Insurance Commissioner John Doak on Tuesday commended President Barack Obama for a State of the Union address delivered in a conciliatory tone, to a Congressional body that chose to emphasize civility and unity on a night that typically is devoted to partisan agendas and rhetoric.

The president called for input on his 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Doak pledged to work with the congressional delegation and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners to express Oklahomans’ concerns about the law.

“Oklahomans don’t want health care decisions taken out of their hands and placed in Washington’s hands,” Doak said. “Oklahomans don’t want distance put between them and their doctors. Oklahomans do want quality health care and increased access to insurance coverage, but Washington cannot deliver those without steep tax increases and more deficit spending.”

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