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Will Cigarette Tax Revenues Go Up in Smoke?

February 21, 2018 - 8:52am CST

Headlines often give the game away when it comes to agenda-driven journalism. Such is the case with “Somebody says” headlines, where the “somebody” is invariably pushing a point of view shared by the reporter. And so both the Tulsa World and The Oklahoman recently provided: “Health care advocates sa... READ MORE

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Is Medicaid Fueling the Opioid Epidemic?

February 14, 2018 - 9:18am CST

It’s no exaggeration to call the epidemic of opioid addiction afflicting America a crisis. In 2016, more people died of overdoses than in traffic accidents and homicides combined, more than died in the entire Vietnam War. Largely as a result of that data, for the first time in decades, the average l... READ MORE

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To Help Needy Oklahomans, Implement Medicaid Audits

January 29, 2018 - 4:01pm CST

By Tom Newell If robbers pulled off a $19 billion heist, the story would be on the front page of every major news source. Unfortunately, a similar scheme occurs every year—and few people are talking about it. Annually, billions of dollars are lost—and stolen—from taxpayers and the truly needy thro... READ MORE

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To Help Needy Oklahomans, Implement Medicaid Audits

January 23, 2018 - 11:47am CST

By Tom Newell If robbers pulled off a $19 billion heist, the story would be on the front page of every major news source. Unfortunately, a similar scheme occurs every year—and few people are talking about it. Annually, billions of dollars are lost—and stolen—from taxpayers and the truly needy thro... READ MORE

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Free Market Friday: Celebrate Medicaid diversity

January 19, 2018 - 8:29am CST

Is diversity a good thing? Last week, the Trump administration embraced diversity in how states run medical welfare programs. It’s a smart move because it offers a chance to get smarter about how we help the poor. We learn, after all, when we watch different courses of action play out. Instead of b... READ MORE

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New Medicaid Policy Allows State Diversity

January 12, 2018 - 9:12am CST

The Trump Administration yesterday announced a shift in Medicaid policy that will allow more diversity in how states design medical welfare programs. In a letter to state Medicaid directors, the Administration said it “will support state efforts to test incentives that make participation in work or ... READ MORE

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