The successful track record of Medicaid Expansion in states similar to Oklahoma shows that we are making the wrong choice to reject health coverage.
Twenty-five elderly Oklahomans lost their home early last week when Wynnewood Care Center closed. After taking years of reimbursement cuts and expecting more to come, the small skilled-nursing facility in Wynnewood had to shut down and move residents into other facilities in neighboring counties. Then on Thursday, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) voted to cut daily reimbursements to nursing homes, Continue Reading »
This post is by OK Policy intern Lydia Lapidus. Lydia is a recent graduate from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs with a concentration in International Politics. Fall is here, and the Healthcare.gov online marketplace is up and running with options that won’t eat into your pumpkin spice budget. This year’s shortened open enrollment period will span from Continue Reading »
Earlier this month, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak testified before a U.S. Congressional Committee that he wants Congress to eliminate Navigators, the community workers who help enroll people in health care under the Affordable Care Act. Doak told Congress that he opposes these Navigators because they compete with private insurance agents and brokers. Now, Commissioner Doak is ordering Oklahoma Navigators to turn Continue Reading »
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