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Oklahoma State Senate
Communications Division
State Capitol
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105

For Immediate Release: November 8, 2010

Sen. Dan Newberry
Sen. Dan Newberry

Newberry Applauds Approval of Obamacare Opt-Out Law

Sen. Dan Newberry on Monday said he was very pleased with the strong support voters gave to a Constitutional amendment that will permit the state to opt-out of Obamacare. Newberry was the author of legislation that placed the amendment before Oklahoma voters.

“I’m pleased by the outcome of the vote, and consider it a victory for the state of Oklahoma,” said Newberry, R-Tulsa. “The voters have made their voices heard loud and clear in Washington. Oklahomans sent a clear message that this intrusive federal mandate is a step too far.”

State Question 756 is a constitutional amendment prohibiting forced participation in the Federal health care system. The amendment states that Oklahomans will not be financially penalized if they choose not to purchase insurance mandated by the federal health care plan and that doctors shall still be allowed to accept direct payment for services without fear of financial penalty.

“Voters overwhelmingly chose to take an important step forward in defense of their freedom of choice this week,” Newberry said. “It is very important that we allow our Attorney General to defend our rights in this matter. I’m proud that Oklahoma voters stood against this drastic turn toward a socialized medical system.”

For more information, contact:
Sen. Newberry: (405) 521-5600

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