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OKG Newsletter


Topic: coverage

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

Medicaid expansion is unaffordable


Commentary

Brandon Dutcher
“Media skepticism is selective,” the author and essayist Joseph Sobran once observed. “Lyndon Johnson didn’t meet the ‘adversary press’ when he was pushing the (progressive) Great Society programs: He ran into it when he pursued the (reactionary) war in Vietnam.”
 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Health matters

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


News

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.


News

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

Flatlined

Oklahoma grapples with serious health care challenges without expanding Medicaid.


News

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

None dare call it ‘expansion’


CFN

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

Time to inform, not denounce


Commentary

Rev. Jonalu Johnstone
Our Oklahoma officials don’t shy from grandstanding complaints about the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
 
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Getting real


CFN

Gazette staff
U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, surprised some hard-liners in his party recently when he denounced efforts by Senate Republicans to “gut” the Affordable Care Act — law of the land for, oh, going on four years now — by opposing any legislation that would fund it.
 
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
 
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