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This is a Fox News alert Oklahoma governor Mary Fallon is making a major health care announcement tonight right here right now and it's pretty safe to assume that president Bob will not particularly like this announcement governor.
Fallon -- -- -- and tell me what is he announced may make him.
Half of alcohol one.
I'll grant that -- your ride I don't think the presence felt like our announcement from Oklahoma I just got sworn in as governor -- Oklahoma a week ago this past Monday.
And myself and our new attorney general Scott -- Aren't going to be filing very short leaders -- a challenge to the new federal health care bill.
And we're following then on behalf of the citizens of Oklahoma because I feel as governor.
I have the obligation do that on November 2 to who have this year -- our state voted by about 65%.
That our state does not believe that Oklahoma should be mandated to come upon.
And under a federal health care system and we believe the new federal health care bill.
Especially with the individual mandate so Oklahoma is going to join me and with the other states nomination to challenge the constitutionality of federal health care system.
-- Now as I understand it governor -- won't be specifically joining in the Florida case but filing your own case much like Virginia slot filed its own case Missouri has as another case.
But in part because the state question 756.
Which was I -- about they just discussed is that right.
Exactly -- here it's.
The health care bill the new federal health care bill is actually in violation of Oklahoma's constitution.
Because Oklahoma's constitution now has an amendment through the health care freedom amendment.
That says that.
No law no rural all shell force oklahomans.
Where there's oklahomans businesses -- health care providers.
To join in to -- health care system.
And that's and direct violation of the Oklahoma constitution so weren't -- on our own merits as Oklahoma.
Now I sort of interesting in that the number was I looked I looked up to see how 756 past 65% of the voters in November in your state that basically 65% of voters are.
Directing you to do that I'm curious to given win by 65%.
Well actually 60% so so good -- -- but hey Alexander it's.
They can't ask if I'm not an extra 5%.
That's -- you might remember that I just left congress -- actually.
And congress during the debate on the health care bill all of Oklahoma's delegation a bipartisan way voted against health care bill they also voted this week.
For repealing the health care bill and so Obama's -- spoke very clearly -- large margin that they do not.
Believe the federal government should be coming in and mandating that -- purchased.
And join in to a federal health care system.
You know we believe it's unworkable we believe it's unconstitutional.
We believe it's expensive and I'll tell you that as a new governor of Oklahoma.
And I'm very concerned about the unfunded mandates.
That will be passed on down to our states and -- that will affect our state budget at a time who were having a budget shortfall in many states are in the same position that.
You know Oklahoma's -- You know although I would this have to has an unemployment rate of six point 9% which is far below the national average of nine point six or nine point eight Vegas is where -- -- Why Oklahoma and why do you why -- -- -- such a low unemployment rate.
-- I think out.
-- -- is is the deadly conservatives say.
That we have made I believe just wiser policy decisions we've got and a great economy we have a low cost of living we have a low cost of housing in advance of national resource -- We have had great energy sector certainly -- cultures very strong strong and small businesses I think our legislature has done a very good job.
-- working towards pro business legislation and this is actually one of those you know pro business type issues and holding down health care costs.
And allowing Oklahoma to be able to innovate and choose how we want to provide health care -- say letting the free market system work.
Oklahoma was on that cutting -- in developing at public private partnership to help those who couldn't afford to buy health insurance called insure Oklahoma.
And wishing employee the employer and a federal portion of the money match together to provide low cost health insurance to those two.
Don't have good access to health care so we even doing things in our stay.
To help lower health care costs straight better access to health care and that's what we want to continue to do we want the federal government to got to get out a way.
You know let the states work -- their own solution propose new candidate of ideas.
Governor out of the -- widen out and of course I should point out the first woman governor -- congratulations and that the state of Oklahoma I'm a bit curious how much do you think nothing here and the governor -- -- how much do you think that -- year old colleagues in the house represented -- are watching what the states are doing individually by brain is lawsuits to think it matters in the -- -- attention to it.
Now I I think you'll find a better working relationship especially with speaker Boehner.
I went up to -- the speaker Boehner just right before I was sworn in as governor and we talked about with other -- newly elected governors.
How congress should have a better dialogue with the governor's back home.
On the implication of federal policy and how that affects the states especially it comes once again to unfunded mandates.
Whether some kind of mandates and Medicaid -- -- -- -- mandates in health care but there's EPA rules and regulations where this limiting.
No drilling and tunneling -- -- land which is very important Oklahoma.
Yeah I think we have to have a better dialogue between congress and states have that affects our economy have affects our businesses.
You've heard a lot of discussion from the states about states in the constitutionality and somber day in and and riots on the -- some cells and so I think we will see a better dialogue between congress and governors.
Governor -- -- -- and once again that congratulations been a first woman governor of Oklahoma and I hope that come back off then and we'll be watching measures -- files becomes another state in these.
Legal action -- governor.
Thank you Greta.
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