Health Care

Tennessee seeks block grant to curb Medicaid costs

Tennessee announced it is seeking to cap total Medicaid spending by utilizing block grants. If the state’s proposal is approved by the Trump administration, other states would likely follow suit.

Kaitlyn Finley
October 22, 2019
Health Care

Walmart dives into the primary-care market

Walmart is shaking up the health care industry by offering low-cost primary-care services to its retail customers.

Kaitlyn Finley
October 21, 2019
Health Care

Medicaid fraud, mispayments cost taxpayers billions

Despite the fact that approximately 800,000 adults were mistakenly added to Medicaid rolls in expansion states, some Oklahoma lawmakers still seek to expand this welfare program.  

Kaitlyn Finley
October 10, 2019
Health Care

Lankford warns Medicaid expansion involves high costs

If Oklahoma expands its Medicaid program to cover able-bodied adults, as allowed by the federal Affordable Care Act, Oklahoma government will have to either raise taxes or divert money from other programs, U.S. Sen. James Lankford warns.

Ray Carter
October 10, 2019
Health Care

Don’t be fooled: Federal government holds all the Medicaid cards

Medicaid expansion has proven to be a costly mistake for states. Oklahoma lawmakers should be wary of expanding Medicaid in exchange for temporary “conservative” reforms.

Kaitlyn Finley
October 4, 2019
Health Care

Is Oklahoma’s food-stamp program indirectly harming citizen health?

Researchers estimate personal behaviors account for 40 percent of the determinants of health, with another 30 percent attributed to genetics. Health care accounts for just 10 percent.

Ray Carter
September 27, 2019