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Ex-legislator Pettigrew tapped to serve on Trump's healthcare reform committee

An Oklahoma insurance professional and former lawmaker will serve on the new committee formed by President-Elect Donald Trump to evaluate change to the nation’s health care system.

Wayne Pettigrew, the owner of Vanguard Benefits Group was contacted by officials with the Trump transitional team on Wednesday. The committee’s first meetings are to begin as early as next week.
Trump has vowed to “Repeal and Replace Obamacare” which is the nation’s law that requires individuals to purchase health care insurance coverage or face tax penalties. The law also has penalties for companies with over 50 employees that fail to offer compliant health insurance coverage.

Pettigrew said that he was honored to be asked to serve on the committee but expects the meetings to be intense. “I’m looking forward to serving but there is a lot of work to be done and a lot to evaluate and not much time before Congress goes back in session in January”, said Pettigrew. The meetings will be held in Washington DC.

Pettigrew is the immediate past president of the Oklahoma Association of Health Underwriters and has had experience in designing health insurance plans for over 30 years.

Pettigrew served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1994 to 2004 and was the author of the state’s Insure Oklahoma law that uses federal matching funds to leverage employer and employee dollars to provide health insurance to lower income employees and individuals. He was a Republican candidate for US Congress in 2012.

New Gun Orders Will Deter People From Seeking Healthcare

Activists are speaking out in opposition to the actions of the White House, today.
  Mental health activists are warning:   “This new Executive Order is the biggest deterrent to getting help from counselors, therapists, doctors, and other healthcare professionals.”

  •   Veterans will lose their 2nd Amendment constitutional rights and not even know that they were “diagnosed”.
  •   This will prevent couples from getting good marriage counseling.
  •   This will make people hesitant to see a new doctor, lest they be reported by “Gun Nazies” .
  •   This will result in more tragedies because hurting people risk losing self defense rights and face the rest of their lives as unarmed and they face prison time if they go hunting.

This year I have witnessed the quickest deployment and implementation of a major state governmental process that I have ever seen. I think this success provides the ideal state counterpart example to the shortcomings demonstrated by the federal HealthC…

Oklahoma legislators have become rather accustomed to receiving emails and calls from those who are intensely worried about ongoing federal overreach. Many of these contacts are from those who want state officials to do whatever is possible to stop the…

Rally For Healthcare Independence

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Healthcare Reform law, a Rally for Healthcare Independence has just been announced by the Oklahoma Tenth Amendment Center. Of course the easiest way to stop Obamacare is to just say no to Medicaid and cut the strings and of course to never never never implement a health insurance exchange as OK-SAFE has warned so brilliantly!