- Associated Press - Monday, February 3, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin says she remains opposed to the Medicaid expansion that’s called for in the health care overhaul law.

Fallin made the remarks on Monday while delivering her State of the State address to the 2014 Oklahoma Legislature.

Fallin says expanding Medicaid would place Oklahoma on “a fiscally unsound path.” She says that both President Barack Obama’s plan and alternative proposals that rely on federal dollars in the Affordable Care Act amount to the same thing: a dramatic growth in unsustainable government spending.

Fallin says officials in Washington want to lead the nation in the wrong direction, but Oklahomans “will not be led astray.” She says the state will find its own way forward.