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Okla representatives vote against health care bill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma's five U.S. representatives were unanimous in their opposition to a health care overhaul approved by Congress on Sunday night.

Democratic Rep. Dan Boren and Republicans John Sullivan, Mary Fallin, Tom Cole and Frank Lucas voted no. The bill passed the House on a 219-212 vote.

The bill was pushed by Democrats and President Barack Obama and requires nearly everyone to be insured or pay a fine with an exemption for low-income people. The mandate takes effect in 2014.

Boren said it's been clear to him his constituents wanted him to vote against the plan.

Fallin said the bill will lead to higher taxes and higher health care premiums while Cole said it expands government control and kills job creation.

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