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This appeared in today’s edition of the Oklahoman.
A race to the bottom
Point of view: Interstate insurance sales
BY JEFF RAYMOND The Oklahoman
Published: February 8, 2010
One of the few parts of health care reform everyone seems to agree on is that selling insurance across state lines should be allowed. “Competition” is the buzz word.
When asked on “Meet the Press” about the GOP’s health care reform agenda, the party’s Senate leader listed interstate insurance sales near the top.
In Oklahoma, gubernatorial candidate and U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin, R-Oklahoma City, has endorsed interstate insurance sales. Two bills up for consideration in the Legislature this year would allow insurers to sell across state lines. Both were filed by Democrats. It appears as though Fallin’s party doesn’t share her enthusiasm at the Capitol.
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