Health Care

Lessons from Alaska: Medicaid expansions fail

Oklahoma did not adopt Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion and recently enacted enrollment audits and work requirements for able-bodied recipients. This contrasts with Alaska, which is struggling with backlogs and unpaid bills after expanding Medicaid.

Cody Ray Milner
June 6, 2018
Health Care

Agency scandal worse for lack of sunlight

A 2015 veto by Gov. Mary Fallin left some observers scratching their heads. After all, the bill had passed overwhelmingly: 69 to 19 in the House and 39 to 1 in the Senate. A public opinion poll showed similar bipartisan support for the bill among voters.

Jonathan Small
May 25, 2018
Health Care

SoonerCare enrollment skyrockets

SoonerCare is Oklahoma’s fast-growing Medicaid program. How fast? Since 2000, total annual enrollment in SoonerCare has grown from 416,785 to 1,052,826 enrollees.

Curtis Shelton
May 14, 2018
Health Care

To help needy Oklahomans, implement Medicaid audits

Annually, billions of dollars are lost—and stolen—from taxpayers and the truly needy through spending on ineligible Medicaid recipients. Some of the dollars are lost through outdated systems and auditing practices by the state, others through blatant fraudulent and criminal behavior.

Tom Newell
January 29, 2018
Health Care

To help needy Oklahomans, implement Medicaid audits

Annually, billions of dollars are lost—and stolen—from taxpayers and the truly needy through spending on ineligible Medicaid recipients. Some of the dollars are lost through outdated systems and auditing practices by the state, others through blatant fraudulent and criminal behavior.

Tom Newell
January 23, 2018
Health Care

Celebrate Medicaid diversity

Is diversity a good thing? Last week, the Trump administration embraced diversity in how states run medical welfare programs.

Jonathan Small
January 19, 2018
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