Report: Affordable Care Act to substantially expand coverage, reduce uncompensated care in Oklahoma

The Affordable Care Act, the federal health care law that takes full effect in 2014, is expected to provide health insurance coverage to over 335,000 uninsured Oklahomans and reduce the state’s uncompensated health care costs by more than two-thirds ,… Read more [More...]

Gov. Martin O'Malley: The business case for health reform

These comments were excerpted from a speech by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to a plenary session of an annual healthcare conference hosted by FamiliesUSA. Our country is now poised through the Affordable Care Act to help millions of American families… Read more [More...]

New insurance rule throws the baby out with the bathwater

As the Affordable Care Act is implemented across the nation, states have taken varying approaches to making sure coverage is available for all children.  While most states have done a good job maintaining and ensuring the availability of health insurance… Read more [More...]

At a Crossroads: Which path for Oklahoma's troubled health?

Is it the role of government to put policy in place to impact the overall health of our citizens?  As the Oklahoma legislature’s interim study committee prepares its final report on the state’s obligations under the new federal health care… Read more [More...]

Rebates for consumers or more profit for insurers?

The Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) has asked the federal government to waive a key provision of the new federal health care law set to go into effect in 2012.  OID wants to exempt insurers in the state from adhering to… Read more [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 [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 [More...]

The Weekly Wonk – October 28, 2011

What’s up this week at Oklahoma Policy Institute? The Weekly Wonk is dedicated to this week’s events, publications, and blog posts. This week OK Policy released a paper showing that state costs under the new federal health care law are… Read more [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 [More...]

Health Care Reform (11): IT investments propel U.S. health care system into the 21st century

This is the eleventh in an ongoing series of posts examining the Affordable Care Act, including previous posts on state insurance exchange flexibility and rate review. For links to all previous posts and additional resources, please visit the health care… Read more [More...]