Health Care

Reject Medicaid expansion

Obamacare Medicaid expansion has cost taxpayers 157 percent more than initially projected. Expanding Medicaid in Oklahoma could divert state resources away from Oklahoma’s traditional Medicaid population and cost state taxpayers $374 million each year.

Kaitlyn Finley
March 14, 2019
Health Care

Oklahomans deserve better than Medicaid expansion

Instead of inviting budgetary crises, shifting costs to taxpayers, and creating a class of able-bodied welfare recipients, Oklahoma lawmakers can reject Medicaid expansion once and for all. It’s time to abandon Medicaid expansion and refocus our energy on protecting the truly needy and promoting opportunity for able-bodied Oklahomans.

Tom Newell
March 5, 2019
Health Care

Medicaid expansion still a bad idea

Senate Bill 605, which passed out of committee this week, has been labeled by some as a “conservative” Medicaid expansion. In reality, it’s just Obamacare Medicaid expansion under a new name.

Jonathan Small
February 22, 2019
Health Care

SB 993 would provide more health insurance choices

Oklahoma Senate Bill 993 seeks to roll back state restrictions on short-term insurance policies and extend short-term coverage up to one year with the option to renew for up to 36 months.

Kaitlyn Finley
February 19, 2019
Health Care

​OCPA statement on Senate Bill 605

After Senate Bill 605 passed the Retirement and Insurance Committee today, Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA), released the following statement.

Staff
February 18, 2019
Health Care

Free-market health care shakes up industry

New and innovative Direct Primary Care (DPC) provider models and free-market-orientated surgery centers are shaking up the health care industry and saving patients tens of thousands of dollars on services.

Kaitlyn Finley
January 30, 2019
Health Care

More choices, more savings: Short-term health insurance

Thanks to recent regulatory actions by the Trump administration, individuals in certain states may now take full advantage of short-term, limited-duration health insurance plans. These plans may be 70 to 80 percent cheaper than Obamacare plans.

Kaitlyn Finley
January 24, 2019