Friday, January 21, 2011

Pruitt Challenges Obamacare Provision

Attorney General Scott Pruitt
Attorney General Scott Pruitt today filed a lawsuit on behalf of the state of Oklahoma, making it the 28th state to challenge the constitutionality of the individual mandate provision of the federal health care act, known as "Obamacare."

Pruitt's challenge was met by immediate praise from the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA).

“OCPA supports the efforts of Governor Mary Fallin and Attorney General Pruitt to protect Oklahomans from this absurd overreach by the federal government,” said Jason Sutton, J.D., health policy analyst in OCPA’s Center for Health Freedom.

Jason Sutton
 “Not only does the individual mandate to purchase health insurance stand as the greatest threat to individual liberty in recent memory, but the entire health reform bill is written in a way that will raise premiums on the insured, increase taxes on hardworking families, eliminate jobs and push states toward bankruptcy. More than half the states in the nation have filed lawsuits pushing back against bureaucrats who think they can manage our health decisions better than we can. This lawsuit is an important step in protecting our freedom.”

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