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OKG Newsletter


Topic: healthcare

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

Ogling open government


Commentary

Mike Brake
The delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention conducted their deliberations in secret. These were thoughtful men who realized that the decisions they faced — how to design and construct a form of government to maximize the freedoms only recently won in the American Revolutionary War — required a great deal of give-and-take.
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Out of shape


CFN

Gazette staff
Oklahoma City: big-league city, or big ’n’ fat city?
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The good, the bad and the goofy


Commentary

Cal Hobson
Our legislators are home this summer, having completed their 2013 work. It was a session that saw good bills killed, bad bills consuming too much precious time and the passage of a ridiculous tax cut that doesn’t even kick in until 2016.
 
Wednesday, July 10, 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

Advancing Medicaid reform


Commentary

Rep. Doug Cox
Not surprising to me, recommendations recently made by the Leavitt Partners (a consulting group hired to study the state’s Medicaid system and alternatives for addressing the Affordable Care Act) closely mirrored those made by Sen. Brian Crain, R-Tulsa, and me. Contained in Senate Bill 640, which did not get a hearing last session, these recommendations form a road map for Oklahoma’s future health care for low-income citizens.
 
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Still fighting

The United States Supreme Court may hear Hobby Lobby’s argument against paying for “morning after” and “week after” contraception methods as part of its mandated employee healthcare.


News

Greg Horton
The Obama administration has asked the Supreme Court to review Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby’s lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services.
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Just how sacred is it?


CFN

Gazette staff
Oklahoma tends to be about as invasive as a pap smear when it comes to women’s rights. According to lifesitenews.com, four Oklahoma universities believe that the Affordable Care Act violates Christian beliefs by mandating women’s health options that may pay for or include information about abortions.
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The problem is cost, not coverage


Commentary

Jonathan Small
One of the major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, “Obamacare,” is expansion of Medicaid to most individuals up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
 
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