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OKG Newsletter


Topic: coverage

Have patients

About 2,000 people are expected to converge later this month for a two-day event offering free medical and dental care.


News

Clifton Adcock
The walls of Lisa Morrow’s apartment are lined with photographs of her four grandchildren and other family members. In the pictures that include Morrow, one can make out only the faintest hint of a smile.
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Oklahoma needs the Affordable Care Act


Commentary

Craig W. Jones
Many people know that Medicaid was passed alongside Medicare as part of the 1965 Social Security Act. But I would wager that very few Oklahomans know that Oklahoma was one of only six states to be the first to participate in Medicaid when it launched in 1966. Oklahoma was the only Southern state among those six. Another 27 states signed on later that year, 11 more in 1967, and another eight states (all Southern) in 1970. Seems the new social program at the time was a bit controversial.
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Disaster is ahead for Obamacare


Commentary

Mike Brake
Absent a resounding Republican victory this fall, liberals will get their big wish when Obamacare begins taking effect early in 2013. Under the “be careful what you wish for” rubric, it may be useful to look ahead. What can Oklahomans expect from Obamacare?
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Why we need health care reform


Letters to the Editor

Richard Westmoreland
Here we go again with the health care debate. As we listen to prominent Republicans continue to say, “We have the best health care delivery system in the world,” it may be worth remembering why we got reform in the first place.
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Happy Canadians


Letters to the Editor

John Downard
Mike Brake (Commentary, “Point: Disaster is ahead for Obamacare,” Aug. 8, Oklahoma Gazette) tells us that he doesn’t like government health care and that in Canada, with a government system that covers everyone, dogs can get a hip replacement in under a week while humans may have to wait two or three years.
 
Friday, September 14, 2012

Medi-can’t

Gov. Fallin rejected two key aspects of the Affordable Care Act, but critics of the decision say they’re not giving up.


News

Clifton Adcock
Perlinda George, a student at Oklahoma City Community College, had hoped to sign up for coverage in an expanded Medicaid program under the auspices of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
 
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Decisions of politics and compassion


Commentary

Rep. Doug Cox
Jane is in the emergency room complaining of stomach pain. This is her third ER visit in two weeks. She is worried about losing her job because of the missed time.
 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
 
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