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OKG Newsletter

Topic: medicare

‘No pain, no gain’

Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
I see that U.S. Rep. Tom Cole continues to praise the deranged Ryan Medicare scam as “thoughtful.”
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Healthy variety

With an $18 million capital campaign, Variety Care expands its primary medical care services to the uninsured and underinsured.


Brendan Hoover
While politicians talk about reducing the nation’s health care costs, a nonprofit in Central Oklahoma is actually doing it.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Oklahoma needs the Affordable Care Act


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

The federal Titanic is sinking


State Rep. T.W. Shannon
Ninety percent of an iceberg is typically underwater. This fact makes icebergs extremely dangerous, because it takes a keen eye to determine if the ice floating on the surface is a small block that can be pushed aside or several million tons of ice that will sink your ship.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Oklahoma grapples with serious health care challenges without expanding Medicaid.


Clifton Adcock
Sitting in the folding chairs that would serve as their beds that night, bundled up under heavy coats and blankets, they waited for morning.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013


We need real healthcare

Letters to the Editor

Kenneth Wainner
Michael McCarthy (Commentary, Letters, March 25, Oklahoma Gazette) shows no knowledge of how the health insurance industry has performed in the past.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014