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Scott Pruitt was first state AG to challenge Obamacare subsidies

Scott Pruitt was the first among a slew of conservative state attorneys general to sue the Obama administration over healthcare subsidies included in the Affordable Care Act.

In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Muskogee in the fall of 2012, Pruitt contended the precise wording of the 2010 health care law only allows subsidies for people who buy insurance on state exchanges.

But a federal judge in that case took more than two years to issue a ruling. By that time, cases in Washington, D.C., and Virginia had already passed through district courts and federal appeals courts.

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Pruitt's request to bypass a federal appeals court’s consideration and pair the Oklahoma case with the Virginia case already under review.

Click here to read coverage of the lawsuit from the Oklahoman's Chris Casteel.

Silas Allen

Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri. Read more ›