By Jonathan Easley - 01/28/14 01:03 PM EST
Sen. Tom CoburnTom CoburnRyan calls out GOP in anti-poverty fight The Trail 2016: Words matter Ex-Sen. Coburn: I won’t challenge Trump, I’ll vote for him MORE (R-Okla.) said Tuesday he lost his cancer specialist after signing up for ObamaCare.
Coburn’s office did not return a request for comment.
The Oklahoma senator has been battling a recurrence of prostate cancer and plans to resign at the end of the year, forgoing his final two years in office. Like all members of Congress, Coburn now receives his federal health coverage through the D.C. ObamaCare exchange.
Republicans have long warned ObamaCare would create narrower insurance networks that prevent consumers from being able to keep the doctors they had before the law was passed.
Coburn, a doctor by trade, has been one of the few in the GOP to offer up conservative alternatives to ObamaCare.
On Monday, Coburn and Sens. Richard Burr (N.C.), and Orrin Hatch (Utah) released a legislative blueprint for an ObamaCare alternative that abolishes the law’s federal mandates in favor of a voluntary system led by the states.