Health Care

Stitt names Medicaid-expansion supporter to advisory position

Gov. Kevin Stitt, although vocal in his opposition to Medicaid expansion, has named as deputy secretary of health and mental health an individual who has voiced support for Medicaid expansion, criticized welfare work requirements, and indicated he views gun control as a component of health policy.

Ray Carter
June 27, 2019
Health Care

New federal rule expands health insurance options

The Trump administration has finalized an executive rule change that could offer more health insurance options to millions of Americans.

Kaitlyn Finley
June 24, 2019
Health Care

Insurance Commissioner defends Trump health care effort

In a recent legal filing, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Glen Mulready pushed back against the efforts of Democratic politicians to outlaw insurance plans that are now making insurance coverage available to millions, including people in Oklahoma.

Ray Carter
June 20, 2019
Health Care, Law & Principles

Court rejects Medicaid petition challenge

Making an apparent about-face from a similar ruling issued just a year ago, the Oklahoma Supreme Court found Tuesday that a Medicaid-expansion petition could proceed, even though its gist contained material several justices conceded was misleading to voters.

Ray Carter
June 18, 2019
Health Care

Stitt names new DHS leader

Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Tuesday he is appointing Justin Brown, the Oklahoma City owner of several assisted living centers, to lead the Department of Human Services. Like Stitt, Brown is a private-sector businessman who brings an outsider’s perspective to the position.

Ray Carter
June 4, 2019
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