For Immediate Release
September 10, 2013
Contact: Trav Robertson
Insurance Commissioner John Doak Lies to Oklahomans?
Affordable Care Act Saves 205 Million Taxpayer Dollars
Oklahoma City – In response to Insurance Commissioner John Doak’s statement that Oklahomans would experience skyrocketing insurance premiums due to the Affordable Care Act, Oklahoma Democratic Party Chairman Wallace Collins released the following statement:
“I imagine Commissioner John Doak is allowing his opposition towards President Obama and the the Democratic Party to color his thinking. I don’t believe Doak has any verifiable facts to back up his position on the Affordable Care Act. Governor Mary Fallin spent 500,000 taxpayer dollars to have the Republican-based Leavitt Partners to assess setting up Oklahoma’s health insurance exchange. Their advice? Accept funds from the Affordable Care Act! Governor Fallin and Commissioner Doak have ignored that advice, even with the Kaiser Commission concurring that the Affordable Care Act would save the state $205 million.
The Affordable Care Act makes healthcare accessible to children with pre-existing conditions, like autism, asperger syndrome, and asthma, which Oklahoma law does not require. Commissioner Doak is simply accusing President Obama for the Republicans’ failings of leadership.”