About 2,000 people are expected to converge later this month for a two-day event offering free medical and dental care.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Letters to the Editor Richard Westmoreland
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.