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Give Tax Breaks to Buy Health Insurance, OCPA Author Urges Lawmakers

December 7, 2009 - 4:04pm CST

Tom Daxon, author of a 2008 OCPA study on health care reform, spoke December 3 at an interim study at the state capitol on the feasibility of individual health-insurance tax relief. The study was requested by state Rep. Jason Nelson (R-Oklahoma City). Rep. Nelson said he plans to introduce legislat... READ MORE

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Oklahoma Doctor Treats Health-Care Refugees...from Canada

November 2, 2009 - 4:05pm CST

Dr. Keith Smith is a proud capitalist. The anesthesiologist often helps poor patients obtain surgeries at no cost while managing to keep his Oklahoma City-based practice afloat. Speaking recently to a roomful of American reporters at a Vancouver hotel, Smith could have easily relied on lazy clich├ęs... READ MORE

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Health Care Reform: What Oklahoma Can Learn from West Virginia

October 5, 2009 - 4:08pm CDT

A big casualty of the congressional health care reform legislation would be the loss of states' flexibility in the financing and delivery of affordable health care options for their citizens. Under the House bill, the federal government would regulate private insurance for the first time and dr... READ MORE

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Two Keys to Health Care Reform

October 5, 2009 - 4:06pm CDT

The national health care debate has inflamed public passions. However, participants on all sides consistently ignore two key realities that hold the key to meaningful reform. We can't really fix what ails health care until we face them. The first is that while Medicaid is a stand-alone program,... READ MORE

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Oklahoma Comprehensive Health Independence Plan

January 30, 2009 - 4:09pm CST

While most Americans report they are pleased with the health care they receive, many middle-class families still struggle to obtain and pay for adequate health insurance. O-CHIP recognizes that our health care system works best when everyone has health insurance or other non-government means to pay ... READ MORE

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