Health Care

The facts on Medicaid expansion

As the debate surrounding State Question 802 continues, here are some common myths and facts about Medicaid expansion.

Kaitlyn Finley
June 4, 2020
Health Care

House fails to stop surprise medical billing

This session the Oklahoma House Representatives failed to pass SB 1646, legislation which would have protected patients from bogus surprise medical bills. 

Kaitlyn Finley
June 3, 2020
Health Care

Medicaid expansion the wrong path for Oklahoma

Even before COVID-19, nearly every state that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare drastically underestimated the cost—putting their already-stretched state budgets in a bind.

Kaitlyn Finley
May 28, 2020
Health Care, Economy

OKC doctor says shutdown ‘a mass casualty incident’

Americans may be paying for the extended shutdowns for some time as unrelated health issues that are not being treated now continue to emerge.

Mike Brake
May 26, 2020
Health Care

Lawmakers vote to alter catastrophic health law

Lawmakers narrowly approved changes to the law that allows the governor to declare a “catastrophic health emergency” during Wednesday’s floor votes, despite objections from critics who said the bill was too restrictive of local officials’ response in future pandemics.

Ray Carter
May 14, 2020
Budget & Tax, Health Care

Tax/fee on health care, state savings, to fund Medicaid expansion

Facing a July 1 expansion of Medicaid, members of the Oklahoma Senate voted Wednesday to fund the expansion of the welfare program with a de facto tax on health care and by drawing down an undetermined and open-ended amount of state savings.

Ray Carter
May 14, 2020
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