The law won’t go over well in a state where both political leaders and residents are skeptical of the federal government.
July 19, 2012The Rev. Pancho Hobbes, standing in blue shirt, speaks to patients in the waiting area at Lighthouse Medical Clinic in Oklahoma City. The clinic, operated by Lighthouse Medical Ministries, serves the uninsured population of the Stockyards City area of southern Oklahoma City. Mei-Chun Jau/For The Washington Post
Oklahomans don’t like the government telling them what to do, and the state’s political leaders haven’t been supportive of the new law — even turning down $54 million from the federal government to plan for it.