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Medicaid expansion is affordable, and vital


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Kate Richey

For nearly 50 years, Medicaid has provided basic medical care to the poorest and most vulnerable Oklahomans. While Medicaid is the state’s primary safety net health care provider, many of the state’s poor are not currently eligible. The vast majority (93 percent) of those covered now under SoonerCare/Medicaid are children, seniors, disabled adults and pregnant women.

 
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Race and joblessness


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Kate Richey
The job market in Oklahoma is considerably better than in most other states, but its employment situation remains bleak for African-Americans. The unemployment rate for black workers in Oklahoma City last year was nearly 13 percent, almost double the rate for the city’s white workers.
 
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
 
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