Local & Regional
Thu June 28, 2012
Oklahoma's Delegation Responds to Court Ruling
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican members of Oklahoma's congressional delegation are decrying the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the federal health care law.
U.S. Rep Tom Cole says the court has spoken — and it's up to voters to make their voices heard in the November presidential election. Rep. John Sullivan, who was defeated in Tuesday's primary, says the ruling could "forever change" the relationship between the federal government and its citizens.
Sen. Jim Inhofe says he'll work to repeal the measure, while a spokesman for Sen. Tom Coburn called the law an "obscene abuse of individual liberty."
The delegation's lone Democrat, U.S. Rep. Dan Boren, says there are pieces of the health care law on which many Oklahomans agree, citing the provision that requires insurance companies to cover patients with pre-existing conditions.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.