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OKG Newsletter

Topic: medicaid

The debt deal

Oklahoma’s freshman congressman says the ‘war on debt’ is just getting started.


Clifton Adcock
The debt-ceiling fight that consumed politics and media for weeks came to a conclusion on Aug. 3 with President Barack Obama signing a hard-fought deal that would raise the nation’s credit limit and avoid default.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Healthy variety

With an $18 million capital campaign, Variety Care expands its primary medical care services to the uninsured and underinsured.


Brendan Hoover
While politicians talk about reducing the nation’s health care costs, a nonprofit in Central Oklahoma is actually doing it.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The tipping point for families


Howard Hendrick
The world has watched how Greece’s debt and financial woes have crippled Greece, the European markets and nearly brought down the world’s financial markets. Little Greece was nearly, and may yet be, the last straw — the tipping point for a global economic disaster.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Oklahoma and Medicaid expansion


For the nearly 700,000 Oklahomans currently without health insurance coverage, the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent landmark ruling upholding the bulk of the Affordable Care Act offers hope. The court did, however, strike down one key component of the law by making the expansion of Medicaid, the shared federal-state health insurance program for the poor, optional rather than mandatory.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Medicaid expansion vital

Letters to the Editor

D.W. Tiffee
David Blatt (Commentary, “Oklahoma and Medicaid Expansion,” July 18, Oklahoma Gazette) makes some important points about the benefits of expanding Medicaid under Obamacare, but neglects to mention the astonishing profit of the plan to the state and taxpayers.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Oklahoma needs the Affordable Care Act


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

The federal Titanic is sinking


State Rep. T.W. Shannon
Ninety percent of an iceberg is typically underwater. This fact makes icebergs extremely dangerous, because it takes a keen eye to determine if the ice floating on the surface is a small block that can be pushed aside or several million tons of ice that will sink your ship.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Health insurance? Fooey!


Gazette staff
Why does the standoff between Gov. Mary Fallin and the Affordable Care Act remind us of the battle between Sylvester and Tweety Bird?
Wednesday, November 21, 2012