OK-SAFE, Inc. – The third meeting of the joint legislative committee to examine the effects of the federal health care reform law (Affordable Care Act, aka “ObamaCare”, etc.) on Oklahoma will be held in the Senate Chambers at the Capitol on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
The meeting will run from 9 am to approx. 4 pm and should be available for viewing online.
The third meeting features speakers addressing the impact on Indian Health; status of lawsuits, and the ballot question opposing the mandate; federal vs. state exchanges; constitutional issues; what other states are doing.
Every Oklahoman with concerns about the implementation of health insurance exchanges (now “marketplaces”), electronic health records (EHRs) being shared everywhere, or infringements on your medical privacy needs to attend these meetings.
Committee co-chairs are Sen. Gary Stanislawski and Rep. Glen Mulready.
Contact Senator Gary Stanislawski’s or Rep. Glen Mulready’s office to be notified of meetings.
Sen. Stanislawski: 405-521-5624
Rep. Mulready: 405-557-7340
The agenda for the third meeting in OKC is below, including the names of the joint committee members. This meeting will be held in the Senate Chambers and audio/visual should be available online.
[NOTE: The fourth meeting, scheduled for Thursday, November 3rd, 2011, will be held at the Tulsa Technology Center, Riverside Campus. Amanda Teegarden, Executive Director of OK-SAFE, Inc., is one of the scheduled presenters on that date, addressing the technology, security & privacy concerns associated with the implementation of health care reform. The fifth, and last, meeting will be in OKC on Nov. 15, 2011.]
JOINT COMMITTEE ON FEDERAL HEALTH CARE LAW
SUBJECT: Third Meeting
MEETING DATE: Wednesday, October 26, 2011
MEETING TIME: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 pm (approx. end time)
LOCATION: Senate Chamber, State Capitol Building
1. 9:00 – 10:00 – Affordable Care Act impact on Indian Health – Jefferson Keel, Lt. Governor, Chickasaw Nation
2. 10:00 – 10:45 – Status of PPACA lawsuits, what the ballot question did for Oklahoma – Pat Wyrick, Oklahoma Solicitor General
3. 10:45 – 11:30 – Comparison of Federal vs. State based Exchanges – David Blatt, Director of Oklahoma Policy Institute
4. 1:00 – 1:45 – Constitutional issues – Andy Spiropoulos, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of State Constitutional Law and Government, OCU School of Law
5. 1:45 – 3:00 – What other States are doing – Laura Tobler, Health Programs Director, Martha Salazar, Policy Associate, NCSL
6. Other Business
Senate Appointees: House Appointees:
Senator Gary Stanislawski, Co-Chair Rep. Glen Mulready, Co-Chair
Senator Cliff Aldridge Rep. Doug Cox
Senator Bill Brown Rep. Randy Grau
Senator Sean Burrage Rep. Danny Morgan
Senator Brian Crain Rep. Jeannie McDaniel
Senator John Sparks Rep. Jason Nelson
To call these legislators, see their contact information here. Click on Legislators link, then Senate of House members pages.
There OK legislature has created a website detailing these meetings: http://www.okhealthcare.info – check for meeting details, including presentations.
NOTE: The second meeting took place on October 5, 2011 at the Tulsa Technology Center, Riverside Campus, and featured speakers from the OK Insurance Dept., providers, and insurance underwriters. One presenter, Janet Trautwein, of NAHU, hinted at the development of the federal data hub. Video of this event is here.
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