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What this panhandle county tells us about the future of Oklahoma

Chan Aaron is an OK Policy summer intern. He is pursuing an environmental policy degree at The University of Tulsa. He is also a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in philosophy and a veteran of the United… Read more [More...]

Up Ahead, Turnover of Insurers on Health Market (Oklahoma Watch)

By Warren Vieth Two private health insurance companies participating in the Affordable Care Act market in Oklahoma are expected to leave the program next year, while another big insurer wants in. The shuffle, which would occur on Jan. 1, illustrates… Read more [More...]

Supreme Court Obamacare ruling: Reactions from Oklahoma (The Frontier)

By Ziva Branstetter For Julie Alexander, $8.10 per month bought a lot of piece of mind. That’s what she had to pay this year for a health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act, after subsidies provided by the law.… Read more [More...]

Supreme Court keeps ACA subsidies alive (Edmond Sun)

By James Coburn The Affordable Care Act survived a second challenge in the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday morning. Justices ruled 6-3 in the King vs Burwell case to uphold the federal government’s right to provide health coverage subsidies to people… Read more [More...]

Q&A: What Obamacare Ruling Means for Oklahomans (Oklahoma Watch)

By Warren Vieth The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act means that more than 80,000 Oklahomans can continue to receive federal subsidies to help them pay for health insurance. It will be days, possibly weeks, before the… Read more [More...]

Does State Have Plans if Thousands Lose Insurance Subsidies? (Oklahoma Watch)

By  WARREN VIETH AND BEN FENWICK Gov. Mary Fallin’s office won’t say if the state has a plan to help thousands of Oklahomans who might be priced out of health insurance if their subsidies are struck down by the U.S.… Read more [More...]

Working late, to leave early: Oklahoma state budget proposal assailed but may pass soon (The City Sentinel)

By Patrick McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – A budget proposal with support from Governor Mary Fallin, House Speaker Jeffrey Hickman, R-Fairview, and Senate President Pro Temp Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, is not particularly popular, but many legislators indicated a willingness to pass… Read more [More...]

State Rundown 5/22: Last-Minute Fireworks (Tax Justice Blog)

By Sebastian Johnson A Louisiana Senate committee passed a package of eleven bills that would raise an additional $615 in revenue next fiscal year. If passed, the package will raise the state cigarette tax by 32 cents per pack, scale… Read more [More...]