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OKG Newsletter

Topic: obamacare

Rick’s their pick

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum champions domestic energy production during his visit to OKC.


Clifton Adcock
The candidate was surrounded on stage by cameras and reporters, and just beyond the media crush, a throng of people waited for a chance to witness “Santorum’s momentum.”
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Oklahoma stalls on insurance exchange


Dick Beale
There is little doubt the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), colloquially known as Obamacare, is one of the most burdensome pieces of legislation ever forced upon American businesses.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wherefore art thou, Democrats?


Mike Brake
Oklahoma will hold elections this year, but we’ll do it largely without the Democratic Party. The institution that dominated state politics for nearly a century is moribund. That’s a shame; we Republicans said for years that twoparty government is better government, and a lot of us still believe that, but the opposition has grown so feeble that it almost feels like bullying to take them on at the polls.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Harumph, harumph, harumph


Gazette staff
 Let the harumphing begin! Oklahoma's Republican leaders are weighing in on the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling today upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. And — prepare to be shocked — they're not happy about it.
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Exchanging control

In the wake of the federal health care law being upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, Oklahoma must ensure a health care exchange.


Clifton Adcock
The U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week upholding the federal Affordable Care Act prompted no small amount of frustration from Oklahoma government and business leaders opposed to President Barack Obama’s signature program.
Monday, July 2, 2012

Hyperbolic overdrive

Letters to the Editor

Brandon Wertz
The conservative response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Obamacare featured in Chicken-Fried News’ “Harumph, harumph, harumph” (June 28, is a string of some of the most rhetorical and hyperbolic comments I’ve ever read.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Playing snow day roulette

Letters to the Editor

Todd Fagin
Many a student has undoubtedly played a game of “snow day roulette” in which the student opts to postpone completing homework under the hope inclement weather will result in a school closing. If the forecast is wrong or the school otherwise remains open, the student is often in quite a predicament.
Wednesday, July 18, 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

State of health

Why is Oklahoma among the unhealthiest states in the nation?


Mark Beutler
Oklahoma consistently ranks at the top of the “worst states” list when it comes to health-related issues.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012