INDIVISIBLE OKLAHOMA ON AHCA PASSAGE IN THE HOUSE
May 5, 2017
Oklahoma City, OK – Yesterday, Oklahoma Representatives Bridenstine, Cole, Lucas, Russell, and Mullin had a choice to uphold Oklahoma values and keep people healthy, keep them secure, and keep improving care or place corporate interests ahead of the livelihood of Oklahomans. Sadly, they chose to put Oklahomans on a path to higher costs, less coverage, fewer protections, and larger premiums. All for a massive tax cut for millionaires and billionaires.
Since ACA became law, all five Oklahoma Congressmen have affirmed the same talking points about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Points proven long ago to lack any merit whatsoever. Going forward with a bill based on lies, a bill that has no CBO score, a bill that experts across the healthcare field oppose, a bill they know will result in the deaths of Oklahomans is an all time low for Oklahoma Congressmen. In the words of former York Township Republican committeeman Chris Ladd, by lending their collective capital to Trump and falsities about the ACA, Oklahoma Congressmen have compromised their moral principles beyond any credible threshold of legitimacy. There is no redemption in being one of the “good Nazis.” Oklahomans will remember this in 2018.
Fortunately, the ACA will remain the law of the land. The members of Indivisible Oklahoma strongly urge Oklahoma Senators Lankford and Inhofe to follow a different path and listen to Oklahomans’ stories about how important health care is to them. For many, it is a matter of life and death.