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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,

Jon Stewart takes on Hobby Lobby

His latest victim is one near and dear to many Oklahomans’ hearts (and vaginas): Hobby Lobby. In the midst of the Supreme Court brouhaha on the Oklahoma Citybased store’s beef with Obamacare — specifically, the law’s insistence that corporations provide its employees with specific types of birth control — Stewart ripped Hobby Lobby’s faith-based objection

Letters to the Editor: April 1, 2014

According to Oklahoma Policy Institute, Fallin has refused to expand Medicaid coverage to 131,000 lowincome Oklahomans. She said no to federal government funding for 100 percent of Oklahomans’ expanded coverage for the first three years, which would have been followed by a gradual reduction of cost coverage to 90 percent by 2020 and thereafter. Since

Technical difficulties

However, the part of the federal system that sends that information has not been completed for all states. Oklahoma, Florida, Texas, Illinois, South Carolina and Arizona are among those still waiting, according to NewsOk.com. “As a result, tens of thousands of applicants have been left in limbo — without coverage that was supposed to begin


“I know that this will be deleted as soon as it is read, but, speaking as one of the millions ignored by overpriced insurance, I feel I must inform you that I now have insurance for the first time in over a decade. While it is true that the roll-out has been rocky, to say

Blame it all on Gov. Christie

One could argue that of all the rigid ideologues in Washington, the always cordial and open-minded (LOL) Sen. Jim Inhofe doesn’t share much of the partisan, political my-way-or-thehighway cake. Just look at what he said about the presidential prospects of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican who (gasp) worked with President Obama in the

Welcome home, Mr. Inhofe

But did you know that if we had “socialized medicine like Obama is trying to impose on America,” he might not have been afforded his recent emergency quadruple bypass heart surgery? That’s how he put it, anyway. “A person can find out, here in the United States, that he has this emergency situation where he

It’s covered

Shar McLaughlin, owner of Irish Green Lawn Care, has seven employees. She offers coverage to five full-time workers and is eager to see how these options compare with those available via the federally run health insurance marketplace, which opened for enrollment this month. “I will be reading everything I can get my hands on, but

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