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  Few Oklahoma legislators opt out of health-care insurance
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News DateSunday, December 11, 2011 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionA bill originally designed to allow legislators to opt out of the state health insurance program and save the state money has resulted in only a handful actually doing so.


The Tulsa World called, emailed and used social media in an attempt to determine how many members of the Legislature took advantage of the opt-out provision. Only three legislators - all of whom are retired military employees who are eligible for federal insurance coverage - said they had opted out.

Three lawmakers refused to answer the question and 11 never responded to multiple requests for information over a two-week period. Some 130 lawmakers said they decided to stay on the state health insurance program.
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