There is an old saying that goes something like “What’s old is new again!”, usually in the context of some fashion trend resurrecting something from the past.
The Oklahoma legislature is apparently in the resurrection business. Health care reform, aka “ObamaCare”, health information/insurance exchanges, CO-OPs, coverage for all, etc. is the not-so-godly resurrection of the Clintons’ Universal Health Care proposal from the early 1990’s.
What’s different today is that the technological infrastructure to make Hillary/Bush/Obama Care work is further advanced, being put into place right here in Oklahoma, through legislative action, through the actions of the OHIET (Oklahoma Health Information Exchange Trust), and the OHCA (Oklahoma Health Care Authority).
Regardless of how the Supreme Court decides on the individual mandate, the state of Oklahoma is adopting all the requirements for universal health care. It is the Clinton’s universal health care plan, redux.
See Journal Record article here from 1992.
Universal health care proposal – 1992.
Note to Oklahoma Legislators – people didn’t want this in 1992 and they sure don’t want it in 2011, or 2012, or….