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Oregon’s Verdict on Medicaid

August 4, 2011 - 3:43pm CDT

Americans may be surprised to learn that little solid evidence exists to support the claim that expanding health insurance will improve the health and financial security of the uninsured; that research calls into question whether broad coverage expansions improve health at all; and that some researc... READ MORE

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Projecting Medicaid Growth Under Obamacare

June 2, 2011 - 3:44pm CDT

Even before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the health care bill commonly known as Obamacare, was signed into law last year, many health policy experts were already speculating that the requirement in the law that states expand eligibility for their Medicaid programs would pu... READ MORE

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Oklahoma Considering Health-Care Compact

April 8, 2011 - 3:48pm CDT

Early in my tenure at Oklahoma’s largest newspaper I heard a wonderful story about E. L. Gaylord. Mr. Gaylord was the publisher for whom I worked during my 12 years at the editorial page of The Oklahoman. Many years before my arrival in 1990, someone on the editorial page had thought it would be a ... READ MORE

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Accepting Federal Exchange Funding for Obamacare: A Dangerous Proposition for the States

April 8, 2011 - 3:47pm CDT

Right now, states across the country are trying to figure out what to do in response to Obamacare and its health insurance exchange architecture. In Oklahoma, the question has gone even further as the state government debates whether or not to accept federal funding, appropriated in the Obamacare st... READ MORE

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Coburn Opposes Using Federal Grant Money to Build Exchange

April 8, 2011 - 3:45pm CDT

[The following statement from Sen. Tom Coburn’s office outlines the “official position of Dr. Coburn on the plan to implement a state health exchange in Oklahoma.”] Dr. Coburn supports state-based efforts to create free-market, voluntary health insurance exchanges that encourage transparency, consu... READ MORE

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State Government Spending Continues to Climb

April 1, 2011 - 3:49pm CDT

Contrary to what you may hear from our friends on the left, government spending in Oklahoma continues to rise, and it continues to outpace personal income growth in the state. Every year the Oklahoma Office of State Finance, where I previously served as a budget analyst, prepares the Comprehensive ... READ MORE

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Restoring Federalism with an Interstate Compact for Health Care Reform

February 22, 2011 - 3:50pm CST

Pushing back against the current overreach of the federal government—and protecting against future expansions of its power—are urgent and daunting tasks. They will require the concerted efforts of many States, and the use of many tools. Read More>> READ MORE

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