Lawmakers urge special session for Insure Okla.

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Associated Press

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 5:05 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Republican Oklahoma lawmakers want a special legislative session to address health insurance for some 30,000 low-income Oklahomans.

Sen. Brian Crain of Tulsa and Rep. Doug Cox of Grove said Wednesday that Oklahomans enrolled in Insure Oklahoma will lose coverage at the end of the year and lawmakers shouldn't wait until the regular session in February to address the issue.

The state was notified in May that federal funding for Insure Oklahoma would end on Dec. 31 unless changes mandated by the federal Affordable Care Act are made.

Gov. Mary Fallin says she's discussing a special session with legislative leaders to resurrect lawsuit reform legislation struck down by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman says he supports a special session, but only for lawsuit reform.

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