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OKG Newsletter


Topic: health

Technical difficulties


CFN

Gazette staff
Nearly 2,800 Oklahomans qualifying for Medicare have not been informed or enrolled due to yet another glitch in the federal insurance marketplace system. Applicants have been using the healthcare.gov website since Oct. 1, and usually, qualifying patients’ information is automatically sent to each state’s health care authority so applicants only have to fill out one set of forms to apply.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Smart hearts

Those with pacemakers must avoid MRI scans, but new technology could make that a thing of the past.


Alissa Lindsey
Since the beginning of the year, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first pacemakers to support full-body MRI scans, the Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City has implanted 80 patients with Medtronic Advisa or Revo SureScan pacing systems.
 
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

LETTERS

Our federal tax dollars wasted?


Letters to the Editor

Wanda Jo Stapleton
Vital information could be provided on billboards at one or more of the entrances to Oklahoma. These billboards could say, “Welcome to Oklahoma, where Gov. Mary Fallin is denying Medicaid to 131,000 Oklahomans.”
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Yes. But then again, no.


CFN

Gazette staff
Gov. Mary Fallin is in support of Common Core education standards and building a state health insurance exchange.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Religious beliefs only go so far for Hobby Lobby


CFN

Gazette staff
Hobby Lobby, the Oklahoma City-based craft store, believes it’s a violation of the company’s religious beliefs to pay for emergency contraception for its employees. But when it comes to making money off those same contraceptives, the retail chain doesn’t appear to be as convicted by its morals.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
 
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