Environment, Education, Energy, Health And Justice: Policy to People
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Empty appointments at mass vaccination sites mark a new priority: hesitant and hard-to-reach Oklahomans
Health officials are starting a new chapter in the state's pandemic response.
Thursday, March 25, 2021
OU Physicians and BlueCross and BlueShield OK’s rate dispute could force thousands to find a new doctor
The two companies surpassed a year of negotiations and never reached an agreement. Come July, the two could be out of network.
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Oklahoma lawmakers introduce now-traditional abortion bills in a changing political environment
The proposed restriction policies don’t vary much, but they could have a better shot at implementation because of shifts on the U.S. and Oklahoma supreme courts.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Health issues to watch during Oklahoma’s 2021 legislative session
Oklahoma lawmakers face the daunting task of funding Medicaid expansion while the executive branch overhauls the program entirely.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Oklahoma’s plan for urban mass coronavirus vaccination sites falls through
State faces another disappointment in federal vaccine supply
Friday, January 29, 2021
Oklahoma chooses vendors for $2 billion program partially privatizing Medicaid
The companies will usher in managed care and partially privatize Oklahoma’s Medicaid program, SoonerCare. That will include the portions under the recently passed Medicaid expansion.
Monday, December 14, 2020
Oklahoma administers its first coronavirus vaccine
The first 33,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine arrived Monday, and state officials transported nearly 18,000 doses to hospital systems within a few hours.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
New quarantine guidelines should cut time students spend outside Oklahoma classrooms
Change in CDC guidance leads to reduced quarantine times for students
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
As Oklahoma’s syphilis rate among women increases, cases in babies grow with it
Nationally, cases of congenital syphilis nearly tripled from 2014 to 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Oklahoma health officials ‘amplify’ guidance allowing coronavirus-infected health professionals to skip quarantine and work
The CDC guidance recommends the practice only in emergencies and only when the workers are asymptomatic.
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