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OKG Newsletter


Topic: obamacare

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

Medicaid expansion is the new SQ 744


Commentary

Jonathan Small
Remember State Question 744? It required the state to raise its annual per pupil expenditures to at least the average rate of surrounding states. The measure did not raise taxes or designate funding. It was estimated that, if passed, SQ 744 would have increased state spending on common education by $830 million.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Oklahoma’s post election rise


Commentary

Mike Brake

Oklahoma was bright red on Nov. 6; the nation went a very pale blue.

 
Wednesday, November 21, 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

Fallin fails


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
Gov. Mary Fallin’s ruthless refusal to expand Medicaid coverage to low-income Oklahomans is typical of the way her past political actions have harmed Oklahomans.
 
Friday, January 18, 2013

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
 
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