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Direct Primary Care Puts the Focus on Patients

August 10, 2017 - 2:01pm CDT

By Mike Brake Doctor A, a family physician, arrives at his office shortly after 8 a.m. on a typical day. He has 27 patients scheduled today, and by noon he’s seen 16 of them, spending at most 20 minutes with any one patient. He’s also fielded or made a dozen phone calls and signed stacks of insuran... READ MORE

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Free Market Friday: Protecting Medicaid

August 4, 2017 - 3:11pm CDT

Former Gov. Frank Keating and Oklahoma City physician Dr. Doug Beall – both trustees of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs – recently entered the national health care debate with a piece in The Wall Street Journal. Their thesis? Medicaid must be dramatically reformed if we are to avoid bankrupt... READ MORE

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The Bogus Budget: Medicaid Expanded Anyway

May 11, 2017 - 4:16pm CDT

It could be worse. States that adopted the Obamacare Medicaid expansion will see higher costs this year thanks to a pre-planned decrease in federal funding. Oklahoma lawmakers refused to bow to the demands of the Obama Administration and Oklahoma Health Care Authority. They stood up for the premise... READ MORE

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A Look at TSET

April 7, 2017 - 8:57am CDT

In 2000, Oklahoma voters created the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET). This new state agency receives the payments owed to the state by the tobacco industry after the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement. TSET uses the earnings from its investments to fund grants, programs, research related to ... READ MORE

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Obamacare Medicaid Expansion Enrollment Is Shattering Projections

January 1, 2017 - 4:56pm CST

By Jonathan Ingram and Nicholas Horton In April 2015, the Foundation for Government Accountability released a study highlighting Obamacare expansion’s enrollment explosion, using data from the first year of expansion. Now, new research finds the situation has only gotten worse. Enrollment in previ... READ MORE

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