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Governor: Insure Oklahoma Not In Special Session

Gov. Mary Fallin prepares to deliver her 2013 State of the State address, flanked by Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, and House Speaker T.W. Shannon.
Joe Wertz
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StateImpact Oklahoma

Gov. Mary Fallin says she won't include the fate of Insure Oklahoma as a topic for a special legislative session if one is called.  

The Tulsa World reports that a spokesman for Fallin told the paper Tuesday in an email that the health insurance program wouldn't be considered.

Oklahoma has submitted a plan to the federal government to end the program.

Coverage under the program will end Dec. 31, and would leave thousands of low-income Oklahomans without insurance under the new federal health-care law — unless state leaders come up with an alternative.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that lawsuit reform measures passed in 2009 and 2011 were unconstitutional.

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