Coburn To Muskogee Voters: 'Don't Shut Down Government To Defund - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Coburn To Muskogee Voters: 'Don't Shut Down Government To Defund Obamacare'

Posted: Updated:
MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma -

Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn is defending his opposition to a proposal that would defund the Affordable Care Act.

In a town hall meeting at the Muskogee Convention Center Wednesday evening, Coburn explained why he thinks a current plan to defund the program would fail.

"I actually don't think it's a smart strategy to shut down the government as a method of defunding Obamacare. I think if you want to do it, do it on the debt limit, don't do it on shutting down the government because our economy is so precarious right now, and shutting down the government won't stop Obamacare one iota," said Senator Tom Coburn.

Coburn is calling for Oklahomans to join a national movement to amend the constitution to cut down on an oversized federal government.

Special Features

Community Calendar

Find out what's going on around town and submit events!

Share

See it! Shoot it! Send it! Share your weather pics and videos with NewsOn6.com!

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Cold Case

    Join Lori and local homicide detectives as they search for Cold Case clues.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

  • Turnpike Timelines

    View a historical road map of Oklahoma's turnpike system.

Powered by WorldNow
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
TULSA'S OWN TM
GREEN COUNTRY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Tulsa's Own and Green Country's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KOTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.