Tag Archives: health insurance

Angie Ward poses for a photo at her home in The Village, Friday, March 31, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Oklahomans face an uncertain health care future

Oklahomans face an uncertain health care future

While Congress debates the future of the Affordable Care Act, many citizens fear they will lose coverage.


Letters to the Editor: Jan. 18, 2017

Government spending on health care costs in the U.S. was the highest of any nation in 2013.

First Baptist Church OKC, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Downtown church tour raises funds for health services

Good Shepherd Ministries provides medical, dental and pharmacy services to those in need.

(Madeline Hancock)

Chicken-Fried News: Fallin shows willingness to participate in Obamacare

Gov. Mary Fallin might not be as heartless as once thought when it comes to helping Oklahomans who can’t afford health insurance. Oklahoma Watch reported last month that Fallin has applied for a grant as part of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, in order to create a health insurance delivery model. Earlier,

(Madeline Hancock)

Chicken-Fried News: Abortions and t-shirts

The owners of Hobby Lobby have been credited for being pioneers for religious freedom following their successful challenge to the federal government’s requirement to provide contraceptives as part of employer-provided health insurance. Now it appears that even satanists want to follow that example. In a letter posted on its website, the New York-based Satanic Temple

Time to inform, not denounce

Attorney General Scott Pruitt continues his futile attempt to have it declared unconstitutional. Gov. Mary Fallin refuses to accept our tax dollars back from Washington, D.C., to cover Oklahomans most in need of health coverage. Insurance Commissioner John Doak calls the ACA a “disaster,” and although his agency has received a federal grant to inform

The good, the bad and the goofy

In other words: situation normal. Thirty-six months from now, you’ll enjoy an average tax reduction of 35 cents a day. Gov. Mary Fallin says that is necessary for Oklahoma to be more attractive to business decision-makers. Thirty-five cents daily more in our pockets with an effective date of 2016 doesn’t meet the smell test. Regardless,

Decisions of politics and compassion

We know what is causing the pain. Jane has a bad gallbladder that is full of stones — easy to fix. In the hospital Friday morning for surgery, home Friday afternoon, back at work Monday morning. Like hundreds of thousands of hardworking Oklahomans, Jane has no insurance and no way to pay for the surgery. 

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