Guest Blog (Dr. John Schumann): 'Help Wanted' for Medicaid expansion

John Henning Schumann is a writer and doctor in Tulsa. He runs the Internal Medicine residency at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine. He created the blog and is on Twitter @GlassHospital. Despite its complexities and its… Read more [More...]

(Summer Re-Run) Medicaid Matters: Study finds coverage boosts health outcomes and financial security

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, states must decide whether to expand Medicaid to cover adults with incomes below 133 percent of the federal poverty level.  This post originally ran on our blog… Read more [More...]

Step up or step aside: Looming deadline forces Oklahoma's hand on a health exchange

The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the health care law, or Affordable Care Act (ACA), will soon compel even the most reluctant states to address their central responsibility under the law – state-based health insurance exchanges.  Exchanges, which we’ve blogged… Read more [More...]

Health care reform’s Medicaid expansion is right for Oklahoma

The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling upholding the bulk of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) struck down one key component of the law: it made the law’s Medicaid expansion optional rather than mandatory by declaring that that the federal government may… Read more [More...]

STATEMENT: Supreme Court ruling means it's time to move forward

David Blatt, Director of Oklahoma Policy Institute, released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act: The Supreme Court ruling to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act is a significant victory… Read more [More...]

Guest blog (Barry Friedman): What happened to promise of America?

Barry Friedman writes a monthly column, “Barry Friedman At Large” for Tulsa People Magazine, is a  stand-up comedian, and the author of two books, “Road Comic” and “Funny You Should Mention It”. His website is at This column originally… Read more [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 [More...]

The Affordable Care Act: What has it done for you lately?

This week marks two years since landmark health care reform legislation, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was signed into law.  While some of the law’s major provisions have yet to take effect, many of the rule-changes and programs that have… Read more [More...]

High Court Hears Health Law: What's up for debate?

The United States Supreme Court is gearing up for oral argument in what is sure to be a landmark case in American history – the multi-state challenge to the Affordable Care Act, the federal health reform law passed by Congress… Read more [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 [More...]