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OKG Newsletter


Topic: health care

A healthy start

Health care subject of Thursday’s fair and town hall meeting.


News

Gazette staff
Oklahoma City Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid (pictured) will host a free health fair and town hall meeting on health care on Thursday at the OKC Marriott, 3233 Northwest Expressway.
 
Friday, February 10, 2012

Exchanging control

In the wake of the federal health care law being upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, Oklahoma must ensure a health care exchange.


News

Clifton Adcock
The U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week upholding the federal Affordable Care Act prompted no small amount of frustration from Oklahoma government and business leaders opposed to President Barack Obama’s signature program.
 
Monday, July 2, 2012

Oklahoma and Medicaid expansion


Commentary


For the nearly 700,000 Oklahomans currently without health insurance coverage, the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent landmark ruling upholding the bulk of the Affordable Care Act offers hope. The court did, however, strike down one key component of the law by making the expansion of Medicaid, the shared federal-state health insurance program for the poor, optional rather than mandatory.
 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Oklahoma needs the Affordable Care Act


Commentary

Craig W. Jones
Many people know that Medicaid was passed alongside Medicare as part of the 1965 Social Security Act. But I would wager that very few Oklahomans know that Oklahoma was one of only six states to be the first to participate in Medicaid when it launched in 1966. Oklahoma was the only Southern state among those six. Another 27 states signed on later that year, 11 more in 1967, and another eight states (all Southern) in 1970. Seems the new social program at the time was a bit controversial.
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Disaster is ahead for Obamacare


Commentary

Mike Brake
Absent a resounding Republican victory this fall, liberals will get their big wish when Obamacare begins taking effect early in 2013. Under the “be careful what you wish for” rubric, it may be useful to look ahead. What can Oklahomans expect from Obamacare?
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Medicaid expansion is the new SQ 744


Commentary

Jonathan Small
Remember State Question 744? It required the state to raise its annual per pupil expenditures to at least the average rate of surrounding states. The measure did not raise taxes or designate funding. It was estimated that, if passed, SQ 744 would have increased state spending on common education by $830 million.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Health insurance? Fooey!


CFN

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

A shameful turn


Letters to the Editor

Kevin Acers
When Gov. Fallin announced that Oklahoma will not participate in the expansion of Medicaid under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, she revealed political cowardice and recklessness of judgment. She may as well have proclaimed of our state’s low-income citizens, “Let them eat cake.”
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Medicaid expansion is affordable, and vital


Commentary

Kate Richey

For nearly 50 years, Medicaid has provided basic medical care to the poorest and most vulnerable Oklahomans. While Medicaid is the state’s primary safety net health care provider, many of the state’s poor are not currently eligible. The vast majority (93 percent) of those covered now under SoonerCare/Medicaid are children, seniors, disabled adults and pregnant women.

 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Lobby for a loophole


CFN

Gazette staff
Not ready to pay the federal fines you’re accruing for noncompliance? No problem! Take a tip from the folks at your friendly neighborhood Hobby Lobby corporate offices and find a loophole.
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
 
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