Health Care

Financial challenge from Medicaid expansion already clear

When Medicaid expansion was sold to Oklahoma voters, proponents declared it a no-pain-all-gain proposition. “Free” federal money would rain from the skies and the health of Oklahomans would be restored statewide.

Jonathan Small
March 2, 2022
Health Care

Rapidly growing Direct Primary Care model offers personal attention

We’ve all encountered obstacles to good health care from a system that sometimes seems determined to put roadblocks in our path.

Mike Brake
February 7, 2022
Health Care

St. Anthony says ‘race and gender criteria are no longer used’ to determine who gets COVID treatment

A major health care network with an Oklahoma affiliate has withdrawn a controversial medical rating system that appeared to give bonus points in receiving crucial COVID-19 care to “non-white or Hispanic” patients based solely on skin color.

Mike Brake
January 28, 2022
Health Care

Oklahoma’s Medicaid costs surging

During an Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) budget presentation to state lawmakers this week, OHCA officials listed “sustainable funding for expansion population” as one of the major challenges facing the agency.

Ray Carter
January 25, 2022
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
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