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OKG Newsletter

Topic: expansion

MAPS streetcar steps forward

Letters to the Editor

Jeff Bezdek
On April 5, our city took a major step forward in developing a permanent solution for our mass transit problems. City Council members accepted the key strategic route alignment for the MAPS 3 light rail streetcar.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Health insurance? Fooey!


Gazette staff
Why does the standoff between Gov. Mary Fallin and the Affordable Care Act remind us of the battle between Sylvester and Tweety Bird?
Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Gov. Fallin rejected two key aspects of the Affordable Care Act, but critics of the decision say they’re not giving up.


Clifton Adcock
Perlinda George, a student at Oklahoma City Community College, had hoped to sign up for coverage in an expanded Medicaid program under the auspices of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Decisions of politics and compassion


Rep. Doug Cox
Jane is in the emergency room complaining of stomach pain. This is her third ER visit in two weeks. She is worried about losing her job because of the missed time.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Fallin fails

Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
Gov. Mary Fallin’s ruthless refusal to expand Medicaid coverage to low-income Oklahomans is typical of the way her past political actions have harmed Oklahomans.
Friday, January 18, 2013

Health matters

A new community health initiative seeks to improve care for low-income, uninsured people in Oklahoma City.


Brendan Hoover
Amid the nation’s health care debate, a new initiative is being launched locally to help provide care to low-income, uninsured people. The Oklahoma County Community Health Network seeks to maximize resources for the metro’s 19 free clinics and two federally qualified health centers.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Coverage controversy

Supporters and critics scramble to determine the impact of Gov. Fallin’s decision against Medicaid expansion.


Clifton Adcock
As Oklahoma pushes forward to form its own health care reform plan, several groups are trying to pressure Gov. Mary Fallin to reverse her previous decision not to expand the state’s Medicaid program.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Right-thinking governors

Letters to the Editor

Jo Davis
Ohio’s Republican governor, John Kasich, recently surprised most political pundits by changing his mind about expanding Medicaid. “I, as all of you know, am not a supporter of Obamacare,” Kasich explained at a press conference. “But I think this makes great sense for the state of Ohio.”
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

None dare call it ‘expansion’


Gazette staff
It’s not what you said — it’s how you said it. You’ve heard that before, right? (We just wanna make sure our parents weren’t the only ones with that gem.) At any rate, a recent poll demonstrates that truism when it comes to questions of Medicaid expansion.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The problem is cost, not coverage


Jonathan Small
One of the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, “Obamacare,” is expansion of Medicaid to most individuals up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013