Health Care

Medicaid fraud, mispayments cost taxpayers billions

Despite the fact that approximately 800,000 adults were mistakenly added to Medicaid rolls in expansion states, some Oklahoma lawmakers still seek to expand this welfare program.  

Kaitlyn Finley
October 10, 2019
Health Care

Lankford warns Medicaid expansion involves high costs

If Oklahoma expands its Medicaid program to cover able-bodied adults, as allowed by the federal Affordable Care Act, Oklahoma government will have to either raise taxes or divert money from other programs, U.S. Sen. James Lankford warns.

Ray Carter
October 10, 2019
Health Care

Don’t be fooled: Federal government holds all the Medicaid cards

Medicaid expansion has proven to be a costly mistake for states. Oklahoma lawmakers should be wary of expanding Medicaid in exchange for temporary “conservative” reforms.

Kaitlyn Finley
October 4, 2019
Health Care

Is Oklahoma’s food-stamp program indirectly harming citizen health?

Researchers estimate personal behaviors account for 40 percent of the determinants of health, with another 30 percent attributed to genetics. Health care accounts for just 10 percent.

Ray Carter
September 27, 2019
Health Care

Officials confirm: Many uninsured already receive care through Indian Health Service

After weeks of speculation, officials confirmed that one-in-10 uninsured Oklahomans today can access free health care treatment through the Indian Health Service system and various tribal facilities.

Ray Carter
September 26, 2019
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