STEVE: 9:23 ON THE CLOCK. WE’RE WITH JANE NELSON IN THE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE COALITION TALKING TO BUT A BILL MAKING ITS WAY THROUGH THE OKLAHOMA SENATE — IN THE HOUSE RATHER THAT WOULD BASICALLY ALLOW OUT-OF-STATE INSURANCE TO SELL IN OKLAHOMA AND ALLOW OKLAHOMA INSURANCE TO BE SOLD OUT-OF-STATE. PROPONENTS SAY IT WOULD DRIVE DOWN THE COST AND OPPONENTS EIGHT COULD GOT YOUR INSURANCE AS TO WHAT IS COVERED. I WANT TO JUMP INTO ONE OF THE ASPECTS OF THIS THAT’S GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION AND IT IS AUTISM. THE LEGISLATURE CAME TOGETHER IN A BIPARTISAN WAY AND ADDED AUTISM COVERAGE AS PART OF THOSE MANDATES REQUIRING TO BE COVERED IN STATE INSURANCE AND BASICALLY WE ARE HEARING A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THIS WOULD BE ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS TAKEN OUT OF MOST POLICIES SHOULD THIS BILL PASS.>>I DON’T KNOW WHAT OUT-OF-STATE INSURANCE COMPANIES WOULD TAKE OUT, BUT I WOULD TELL YOU THERE ARE MORE THAN JUST AUTISM HERE AT STAKE. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT COVERAGE FOR CANCER, SCREENINGS SUCH AS COLORECTAL, MAMMOGRAMS, COVERED FOR NEWBORN BABIES, A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT KINDS OF THINGS THAT ARE ALL INCLUDED. IT IS BIGGER THAN JUST AUTISM, ALTHOUGH THAT GROUP IS VERY MUCH A PART OF THE HEALTH CARE COALITION. A COALITION IS MADE UP OF PROVIDER GROUPS AND ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS THE OKLAHOMA NURSES ASSOCIATION, THE ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS, ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION, PROCURE AND AUTISM GROUPS. STEVE: A LOT OF THE PROVIDERS OF HEALTH CARE AGAINST THIS, WHAT IS THE SENTIMENT YOU GET FROM PROVIDERS.>>WE HAVE WORKED TOGETHER IN THE PAST WITH CITIZENS OF OKLAHOMA TO ENACT THESE PATIENT PROTECTION BENEFITS AND SO WE WANT, WE ARE CONCERNED THAT OUR PATIENTS WOULD NOT HAVE COVERAGE FOR THOSE THINGS THAT THEY ARE DIAGNOSED WITH OR DISEASE STATES THAT THEY CURRENTLY HAVE. STEVE: A LOT OF PEOPLE AT HOME OF THE HAVE THIS COVERAGE UNDER THE OBAMACARE PLAN, THEY SAW THEIR PREMIUMS RISE 76%, THERE IS ONE INSURER AND THE INSURANCE COMMISSION SAYING THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THERE MAY BE ZERO INSURERS FOR THE OBAMA CARE. WHAT WOULD BE THE SOLUTION IS NOT TO ALLOW SELLING ACROSS STATE LINES?>>IF YOU LOOK THE LANGUAGE, SECTION FOUR OF THE LANGUAGE ACTUALLY AFFECT THAT ONE PROVIDER OF THE ACA OR OBAMACARE PLANS, BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD. THEY OPERATE AS PART OF THE LARGER GROUP CALLED THE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE — ANYWAY, IT IS A COALITION OF STATES THAT INCLUDE TEXAS, OKLAHOMA, MONTANA, NEW MEXICO AND ILLINOIS. BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD TO BRING IN ANY ONE OF THOSE PLANS FROM THE OTHER STATE AND SELL IT HERE AND ADOPT THAT. STEVE: THE QUESTION IS COST.>>THEY WOULDN’T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE APPROVAL TO THE COMPACT OR BY THE LEGISLATURE. STEVE: SUPPORTERS ARE SAYING PEOPLE CAN NOT BY THE INSURANCE CURRENTLY SO THEY’RE LOOKING FOR ANY SOLUTIONS, YOU GUYS ARE SAYING THIS WON’T WORK SO I’M ASKING WHAT YOU SAY INSTEAD?>>I DON’T THINK WE HAVE A LOT OF ANSWERS THIS POINT ON WHAT WE COULD DO, WE NEED TO LOOK AT OTHER SOLUTIONS, I THINK IT’S INTERESTING THAT THE HEALTH COMMISSIONER — INSURANCE COMMISSIONERS VERY INTERESTED AND IS WILLING TO GIVE AWAY HIS POWER OVER REGULATING INSURANCE COMPANIES BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT THIS WILL DO. THOSE INSURANCE COMPANIES WILL SELL ACROSS STATE LINES WON’T BE REGULATED BY THE OKLAHOMA INSURANCE COMMISSIONER.