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OKG Newsletter


Topic: affordable care act

Stop worrying, we're not Europe


Letters to the Editor

Andrew Kierig
As an American living abroad, and a former resident of Oklahoma, I have a unique perspective on news and events in the U.S. So, when I recently came back for a few weeks to visit family and friends, I was surprised to learn that President Obama’s “radical” agenda had so greatly transformed the United States that it had, in fact, become Europe.
 
Friday, September 14, 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

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

Wait for it

Oklahoma’s delay in creating a health care exchange likely means it will be established by the feds.


News

Shelly Hickman
State leaders might have lost what some said was a high-stakes gamble when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate to purchase health insurance. As a result, a health care exchange required under the ACA will have to be established for Oklahoma, which some observers say means it is likely the federal government will be the entity creating it.
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Countering contraceptives


CFN

Gazette staff
The owners of Hobby Lobby and Mardel are continuing their quest to keep the Affordable Care Act from forcing them to provide emergency contraception insurance coverage to their employees. That vow — presumably made with a fist waved righteously in the air — came after U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton on Nov. 19 denied a preliminary injunction sought by the Green family, which owns the Christian-oriented businesses.
 
Wednesday, November 21, 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

Medi-can’t

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


News

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


Commentary

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
 
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