Governor Releases Health Care Documents

Mar 30, 2013

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Governor Mary Fallin's office has released more than 50,000 pages of documents related to decisions surrounding the federal health care law. But her legal counsel claims some information is being withheld because of various exemptions.

An attorney in Fallin's office, Rebecca Frazier, released CDs containing the requested documents to several media outlets on Friday. In a letter to reporters accompanying the discs, Fallin's General Counsel Steve Mullins claims about 100 pages were withheld. He said these documents "fall within a privileged category."

The Associated Press is one of several media outlets in Oklahoma that requested the documents connected to Fallin's decision in November to reject an expansion of the state's Medicaid program.

Fallin claimed the expansion would be too costly both to the state and the federal government.