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Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Enrollment Is Shattering Projections

January 1, 2017 - 4:56pm CST

By Jonathan Ingram and Nicholas Horton In April 2015, the Foundation for Government Accountability released a study highlighting Obamacare expansion’s enrollment explosion, using data from the first year of expansion. Now, new research finds the situation has only gotten worse. Enrollment in previ... READ MORE

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Better Service at a Better Price: Knowledge Is Power

July 22, 2016 - 12:04pm CDT

By Steve Anderson As policymakers prepare for the 2017 legislative session, it is likely that they will be looking for areas where cost savings can be found. I would suggest starting with the two largest items in the state budget. Education OCPA has created a valuable resource for both policymake... READ MORE

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Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Creates Expensive New Entitlement for Able-Bodied Adults While Endangering the Truly Needy

June 1, 2016 - 3:40pm CDT

By Jonathan Ingram and Jonathan Small The Oklahoma Health Care Authority has proposed a plan to “rebalance” Medicaid eligibility in the Sooner State. But this “rebalancing” is really just an Obamacare expansion by another name. The plan has three major components: (1) increasing taxes to raise rei... READ MORE

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7 Questions about 'Medicaid Rebalancing'

May 10, 2016 - 3:59pm CDT

Some state lawmakers think increasing spending is the solution to the state’s budget shortfall. They believe this because of dire claims about what might happen if Medicaid provider reimbursement rates are cut by the yet-unseen state budget. Like a shopper with a rebate coupon, these legislators thi... READ MORE

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Out of Balance

April 28, 2016 - 4:21pm CDT

Read the one-page study summary here.   Executive Summary The Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) has proposed a plan to “rebalance” Medicaid eligibility in the Sooner State. But this “rebalancing” is really just an Obamacare expansion by another name. The plan has three major components: (1)... READ MORE

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Competitive Health Care Markets Spur Price Deflation

June 1, 2015 - 4:16pm CDT

Between 1998 and 2014, the price of medical care services in the U.S. (as measured by the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index [CPI] for Medical Care Services) has increased by 88.5 percent, or roughly twice the 45.8 percent increase in consumer prices in general over that period (see ta... READ MORE

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Policymakers Must Reform, Not Expand, Medicaid

November 13, 2014 - 9:39am CST

According to health-care researchers Avik Roy and Grace-Marie Turner, Medicaid “has the worst health outcomes of any insurance program in the developed world.” So why do Oklahoma policymakers keep expanding it? It’s time to take a careful look at this medical welfare program—a program which is rap... READ MORE

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Mourning Our Medicaid Malaise: Lawmakers Reject Free-Market Reforms

July 2, 2014 - 9:41am CDT

Dr. Doug Cox is no Dr. Tom Coburn. And the Oklahoma Hospital Association is no supporter of Medicaid reform. In 2014 Oklahoma hospitals, through their powerful lobbying arm, blocked Medicaid reforms, thanks in large measure to the work of Cox, a medical doctor and a Republican state representative ... READ MORE

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Medicaid Reforms Even Obama (or Republicans) Can Love

May 7, 2014 - 9:42am CDT

It may be hard to believe, but it was only four years ago that health care costs became the top cost driver in the Oklahoma state budget, surpassing the traditional “winner,” K-12 public education. Debates over the (un)Affordable Care Act aside, there is widespread recognition that Medicaid is the ... READ MORE

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Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Is a Bad Idea

April 9, 2014 - 9:45am CDT

Even as those parts of Obamacare that have not yet been postponed stagger toward the finish line, one part of the president’s health-care law continues to build momentum. As of this writing, 25 states and the District of Columbia have chosen to expand their Medicaid programs in accordance with Obama... READ MORE

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