The successful track record of Medicaid Expansion in states similar to Oklahoma shows that we are making the wrong choice to reject health coverage.
Steven Goldman, PhD is a Navigator at Oklahoma Primary Care Association. He can be reached at email@example.com. Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) recently reached its fifth year, the law’s main incentives for expanding health coverage are still young. The health care law’s second Open Enrollment Period just concluded in February 2015. Now the the enrollment data from the US Department of Health and Continue Reading »
Last year, we argued that the legislature had missed an opportunity by punting on a bill that would have required doctors to check the state’s prescription monitoring program (PMP) before writing a prescription for some of the most dangerous drugs, to make sure patients were not “doctor-shopping” or showing signs of addiction. This year, legislators righted that wrong, and a Continue Reading »
On the five-year anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act, author and blogger John Green asks: is it working? The answer is yes – and no. In the clip below, Green discusses the ACA’s successes, including a sharply declining uninsured rate, early indicators of better health outcomes, an end to discrimination against people with preexisting conditions, and reduced job Continue Reading »
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