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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Obamacare

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News

Clifton Adcock
The walls of Lisa Morrow’s apartment are lined with photographs of her four grandchildren and other family members. In the pictures that include Morrow, one can make out only the faintest hint of a smile.
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Medicaid expansion vital


Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
David Blatt (Commentary, “Oklahoma and Medicaid Expansion,” July 18, Oklahoma Gazette) makes some important points about the benefits of expanding Medicaid under Obamacare, but neglects to mention the astonishing profit of the plan to the state and taxpayers.
 
Wednesday, August 1, 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

Don’t tread on us


CFN

Gazette staff
As The Washington Post mused recently, we Oklahomans are a rebellious lot who like to go against the grain, and likely will fight snaggletoothed and nail against signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
 
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

Why we need health care reform


Letters to the Editor

Richard Westmoreland
Here we go again with the health care debate. As we listen to prominent Republicans continue to say, “We have the best health care delivery system in the world,” it may be worth remembering why we got reform in the first place.
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Happy Canadians


Letters to the Editor

John Downard
Mike Brake (Commentary, “Point: Disaster is ahead for Obamacare,” Aug. 8, Oklahoma Gazette) tells us that he doesn’t like government health care and that in Canada, with a government system that covers everyone, dogs can get a hip replacement in under a week while humans may have to wait two or three years.
 
Friday, September 14, 2012

Pricey Medicaid expansion


Letters to the Editor

Russell W. Jones
The letter from D.W. Tiffee (“Medicaid expansion vital,” Aug. 1, Oklahoma Gazette) uses some pretty shaky arguments and assumptions to make his point that Medicaid should be expanded.
 
Friday, September 14, 2012

New Yorkers think we’re interesting!


CFN

Gazette staff
We’re not sure why East Coast newspapers are so interested in Oklahoma when it comes to the Affordable Care Act, perhaps better known as Obamacare.
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Getting real about Obamacare


Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
Mike Brake (Commentary, “Point: Disaster is ahead for Obamacare, Aug. 8, Oklahoma Gazette) claims that the Congressional Budget Office “has now projected total Obamacare costs through 2022 at $1.76 trillion, about twice the initial 10-year estimate.”
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
 
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