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OKG Newsletter


Topic: obamacare

Questioning Hobby Lobby


Letters to the Editor

Dennis Weigand
In all the back and forth about Hobby Lobby and the Affordable Care Act (News, Peter Wright, ”Crossing Obamacare,” May 1, Oklahoma Gazette), there is one important question that I have not seen addressed: Is employment at Hobby Lobby conditional on agreement with the religious views of the owners?
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Another Hobby Lobby question


Letters to the Editor

John Buckley
Regarding the “Crossing Obamacare” article (News, Peter Wright, May 1, Oklahoma Gazette):

 
Wednesday, May 8, 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

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

In _____ we trust


CFN

Gazette staff
Hobby Lobby’s famous — or infamous, some might say — full-page “holiday message” advertisements propagating Christian principles run in newspapers nationwide, including its hometown daily, The Oklahoman. This Independence Day was no different.
 
Tuesday, July 16, 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

Poor logic on Hobby Lobby decision


Commentary

Marci A. Hamilton
There are times when a court’s reasoning becomes so precious that it has no contact with reality, which is precisely what happened when the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit decided Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius. The most important issue in the case is whether a for-profit company is a religious “person” under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The short answer is “No.”
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hobby Lobby deserves protection


Commentary

Andrew Spiropoulos
In this time of polarized politics, it is hard to conceive of any significant bill that’s supported by the entire American political spectrum. But in 1993, the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) achieved just that.
 
Wednesday, August 7, 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
 
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