OK-SAFE, Inc. – Dr. Doug Cox is a Republican first elected in 2005 to represent HD 5. This House district is in Delaware and Mayes counties in the northeast part of the state of Oklahoma.
Most folks think of Republicans are being pro-life, limited government types. Apparently, Dr. Doug Cox is neither.
The following was posted May 3, 2013 on Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma’s Facebook page at this link:
“Planned Parenthood of Central Oklahoma
Friday near Oklahoma City, OK
“I unequivocally believe access to birth control has emancipated women to control their own destiny.”
Oklahoma Representative Doug Cox, M.D. (R)
(Quote is from his acceptance speech for the 2013 Barry Goldwater Award at the PPFA National Conference)”
Rep. Doug Cox is the House author of SB 640; Senator Brian Crain is the author in the Senate. The proposed language for this bill expands Medicaid coverage in the state of Oklahoma, using Insure Oklahoma’s existing framework, and puts the already over-funded Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) in charge of this system.
The proposal provides the means to connect the payer (in this case the state) to the patient and the providers. Linking together the patient, provider and the payer into one connected system (data collectors all) is the heart of universal health care’s “health care reform”. It is the stuff of Obamacare.
So much for “pro-life, limited government” Republicans. Apparently, for Rep. Cox and Sen. Crain, that’s only the stuff of re-election campaigns.