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Oklahoma health insurance consumers will still receive benefits and protections of the Affordable Care Act

Barriers still remain in achieving the real goal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), to get uninsured Americans affordable healthcare coverage. The Supreme Court created one of these barriers when it ruled that the federal government could not force states… Read more

Employers better off keeping workers’ coverage under new health law

This post originally ran on our blog in November 2011 and is part of an ongoing series of posts examining the Affordable Care Act. For links to previous posts and additional resources, please visit the health care reform page on… Read more

Kaiser Health News: Health industries weigh in on Supreme Court case

This story was written by Jay Hancock, a staff writer for Kaiser Health News, a publication of the Kaiser Family Foundation and was originally published on March 22nd, 2012.  For a break down of the issues being debated before the… Read more

Stuck at the Drawing Board: Legislature tries again on federal health law

Following a year of open defiance and several months of interim study, the Oklahoma Legislature now appears poised to take action on a major requirement of the new federal health care law, the Affordable Care Act.  States are required by… Read more

Employers better off keeping workers' coverage under new health law, Oklahoma study shows

This is part of an ongoing series of posts examining the Affordable Care Act, including previous posts on health insurance exchanges,  rate review and temporary high risk pools. For links to previous posts and additional resources, please visit the health… Read more

Clock ticks down on a state-run health insurance exchange

The Joint Committee on the Federal Health Care Law has hosted regular meetings this fall to take stock of Oklahoma’s options and responsibilities as new provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) take effect.  The first meeting explored the impact… Read more

State cost of health care reform likely to be modest and could yield net savings

Under the new national health care law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), one major strategy for providing health insurance coverage to the 50 million Americans who are currently uninsured is an expansion of eligibility in the Medicaid… Read more

Guest Blog: In Pursuit of Happiness? Health Care in the 21st-Century U.S.

This article is co-authored by Dr. Kristen Marie Burkholder, Dr. James Cane-Carrasco, Dr. Douglas Catterall, Elizabeth Powers, Rev. Scott Scrivner, and Dr. Tony Wohlers. For the authors’ longer study of the American health care system, click here. On March 23rd,… Read more

Health Care Reform (10): Feds promise flexibility on state health insurance exchanges, but not complaisance

This is the tenth in an ongoing series of posts examining the Affordable Care Act, including previous posts on rate review and temporary high risk pools. For links to all previous posts and additional resources, please visit the health care… Read more

Keeping score: Most federal courts are upholding health care law

Legal challenges to national health care reform have proliferated since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law in March 2010.  There have been 26 federal lawsuits filed seeking to overturn the legislation, most of them challenging the constitutionality of the… Read more