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Policymakers Must Reform, Not Expand, Medicaid

November 13, 2014 - 9:39am CST

According to health-care researchers Avik Roy and Grace-Marie Turner, Medicaid “has the worst health outcomes of any insurance program in the developed world.” So why do Oklahoma policymakers keep expanding it? It’s time to take a careful look at this medical welfare program—a program which is rap... READ MORE

Mourning Our Medicaid Malaise: Lawmakers Reject Free-Market Reforms

July 2, 2014 - 9:41am CDT

Dr. Doug Cox is no Dr. Tom Coburn. And the Oklahoma Hospital Association is no supporter of Medicaid reform. In 2014 Oklahoma hospitals, through their powerful lobbying arm, blocked Medicaid reforms, thanks in large measure to the work of Cox, a medical doctor and a Republican state representative ... READ MORE

Medicaid Reforms Even Obama (or Republicans) Can Love

May 7, 2014 - 9:42am CDT

It may be hard to believe, but it was only four years ago that health care costs became the top cost driver in the Oklahoma state budget, surpassing the traditional “winner,” K-12 public education. Debates over the (un)Affordable Care Act aside, there is widespread recognition that Medicaid is the ... READ MORE

Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Is a Bad Idea

April 9, 2014 - 9:45am CDT

Even as those parts of Obamacare that have not yet been postponed stagger toward the finish line, one part of the president’s health-care law continues to build momentum. As of this writing, 25 states and the District of Columbia have chosen to expand their Medicaid programs in accordance with Obama... READ MORE

Surgery Center of Oklahoma: Better Living Through Free-Market Health Care

April 9, 2014 - 9:43am CDT

You had to be paying attention, or have it called to your attention. Thanks to a little bit of both, I’ve investigated another fascinating example of health care affordability in an increasingly insane health care market. It’s a blessing to share the good news. In mid-February, members of the Okla... READ MORE

Hobby Lobby Case Underscores That Liberty Is Tenable Only with Limited Government

January 13, 2014 - 8:52am CST

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear a consolidated case against a particularly objectionable dictate of Obamacare—the mandate to employers to provide their employees with health insurance that specifically covers abortifacients. Included in the case is a challenge brought by the Davi... READ MORE

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