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A preview of the big issues StateImpact is watching in 2019

Here’s a roundup of some of the biggest policy issues on deck for the upcoming year and legislative session.

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Oklahoma’s Medicaid work requirement targets poor caregivers

Oklahoma may be the first non-expansion state to get federal approval for Medicaid work requirements.

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Working for sobriety: Recovery program took some clients’ disability pay

An investigation by StateImpact Oklahoma and The Frontier found problems at some work-based recovery programs, including reports of confiscated disability checks and federal scrutiny for labor practices.

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Dental care often ignored in nursing homes

“What I’m seeing on paper and what I’m seeing in the mouths, it’s two different things.”

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The shadow of the opioid crisis looms over doctors considering medical marijuana

Aggressive regulations on physician prescribing, followed by high-profile cases of doctors facing criminal charges for patient deaths related to opioids has made Oklahoma doctors fear a backlash if they recommend the drug.

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Health commissioner pushes for special session and stricter marijuana regulation through legislation

Medical marijuana license applications will be accepted Aug. 25
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