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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Medicaid

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

Kid stuff

While the well-being of Oklahoma children has improved, according to a national study, childhood poverty remains a problem.


News

Peter Wright
A new report by a national children’s watchdog group found mixed signals for the well-being of kids in Oklahoma. The state has shown improvement in some health and education categories, while failing to buck a national trend of increasing childhood poverty.
 
Wednesday, June 26, 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

Stuck in the middle

Women with jobs, education and children find it difficult to afford healthcare for themselves.


News

Angela Chambers
Pursuing higher education while raising children undoubtedly takes dedication and persistence. But not having adequate health care coverage can add an additional burden to young mothers.
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Technical difficulties


CFN

Gazette staff
Nearly 2,800 Oklahomans qualifying for Medicare have not been informed or enrolled due to yet another glitch in the federal insurance marketplace system. Applicants have been using the healthcare.gov website since Oct. 1, and usually, qualifying patients’ information is automatically sent to each state’s health care authority so applicants only have to fill out one set of forms to apply.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

LETTERS

Our federal tax dollars wasted?


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
Vital information could be provided on billboards at one or more of the entrances to Oklahoma. These billboards could say, “Welcome to Oklahoma, where Gov. Mary Fallin is denying Medicaid to 131,000 Oklahomans.”
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
 
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