Testifying before a Congressional subcommittee on Wednesday, State Attorney General Scott Pruitt laid out specifics about Oklahoma's lawsuit challenging key provisions of the federal Affordable Health Care Act.
"The governor and the legislature in the state of Oklahoma have balanced the competing interest of the penalties that would issue in the state of Oklahoma. The cost to the state of Oklahoma and the regulatory burden that exists. They balanced those factors and made an informed decision not to adopt the state health care exchange," Pruitt said.
Pruitt said the state's lawsuit against the federal government is meant to protect businesses and workers.
Pruitt said he believes several federal agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, are misinterpreting the Affordable Care Act.