The state is of course run by Republicans, but the law does not discriminate. And I would bet my hard earned money that if you ask the average Oklahoman, they would tell you that Obama is the worse thing Kenya ever produced for this country. And I would also be that person is benefiting greatly from Obamacare.
According to a newly released report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the average premium for Oklahomans who used a tax credit to buy healthcare is $75.00 a month. Oklahoma residents who enrolled in the marketplace set up by the law passed by Mr. Obama, are paying less than the national average of $82.00 according to the report.
“What we’re finding is that the marketplace is working for Oklahomans,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell in a released statement. “Consumers have more choices, and they’re paying less for their premiums. When there is choice and competition, everybody benefits.”
The federal health insurance marketplace was created through the Affordable Care Act, the federal health reform law passed in March 2010.
About 79 percent of Oklahomans who selected plans through the marketplace used tax credits.
Overall, Oklahomans paid below the national average, which was $82 among states with federally facilitated marketplaces.
In Oklahoma, 74 percent of enrollees who selected marketplace plans with tax credits had premiums of $100 a month or less, and 47 percent had premiums of $50 a month or less after tax credits, according to the report.