Fallin fails

In 2007, Fallin voted against raising the minimum wage above $5.15 per hour, where it had been for 10 years.

she opposed House Resolution 4, which gave Medicare authority to
negotiate with drug manufacturers for lower prescription drug prices.

other words, she voted to turn pricing of our prescription drugs over
to pharmaceutical companies and order Medicare to pay whatever was
asked. For those advocating reduction of Medicare costs, here’s the
place to start.

also said “no” to expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance
Program (SCHIP) for 55,000 low-income children in Oklahoma and 4 million

She voted
against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first bill President
Obama signed into law. Ledbetter was a hard worker who learned years
later that she had lost more than $200,000 in salary, and even more in
pension and Social Security benefits, because she had been paid much
less than her male coworkers doing exactly the same work.

Fallin signed an emergency rule which gives insurance companies a pass
on providing individual health insurance coverage for newborns from zero
to 1 year old.

Surely, Oklahomans don’t realize how badly Fallin’s actions have hurt many of us.

—Wanda Jo Stapleton, Oklahoma City

Wanda Jo Stapleton

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