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July 16th, 2018
Steve Lewis served as Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1989-1991. He currently practices law in Tulsa and represents clients at the Capitol. In my opinion, the State Board of Health stubbed its toe last week with last minute changes… Read more
July 16th, 2018
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July 15th, 2018
What’s up this week at Oklahoma Policy Institute? The Weekly Wonk shares our most recent publications and other resources to help you stay informed about Oklahoma. Numbers of the Day and Policy Notes are from our daily news briefing, In… Read more
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126,000

Number of children in immigrant families in Oklahoma, 13% of all kids in the state.

[KIDS COUNT]

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“Even if work requirements are accepted by the courts as beneficial for one’s health, when the statutory language is paired with Congress’ intent for the Medicaid program, such a prerequisite to receive medical assistance benefits runs directly counter to the congressional intent of providing affordable access to care for the poor. I would be hard-pressed to believe that work requirements for Oklahomans on SoonerCare have much of a future, especially as long as Oklahoma refuses to expand Medicaid.”

-Carter Kimble, director of health policy for the Oklahoma State University/A&M Colleges Board of Regents [Journal Record]

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