Health Care, Higher Education

OU Health suggests hysterectomies for males?

In recent tweets, the official account for OU Health Services has indicated the organization will ignore state law regarding binary (male/female) listing of gender on birth certificates and that the organization may even direct biological males to doctors for hysterectomies.

Ray Carter
November 12, 2021
Health Care

Hospital officials don’t want to pay for Medicaid expansion

Oklahoma hospitals were among the most prominent supporters of State Question 802, which expanded the state’s Medicaid program to include many able-bodied adults starting July 2021.

Ray Carter
October 28, 2021
Health Care

‘Nonbinary’ settlement draws strong pushback from Stitt

A reported court settlement agreed to by officials at the Oklahoma State Department of Health, which created a process for designating an individual’s sex as “nonbinary” on Oklahoma birth certificates, has drawn swift condemnation from Gov. Kevin Stitt and other officials.

Ray Carter
October 21, 2021
Health Care

No reason to defer to ‘expertise’ of AMA, OSMA

Whether it’s Critical Race Theory, removing sex designation from birth certificates, or opposing pro-life “heartbeat” legislation, medical associations aren’t bashful about taking political positions.

Jonathan Small
September 27, 2021
Health Care

Medicaid-expansion benefits prove overstated

When Oklahomans voted in 2020 to expand Medicaid to cover able-bodied adults with incomes below a certain level, proponents claimed expansion would prevent people from having to forgo life-saving care and save rural hospitals in the process.

Ray Carter
August 31, 2021
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