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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Oklahoma’s plan for urban mass coronavirus vaccination sites falls through

State faces another disappointment in federal vaccine supply
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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.
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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.
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New quarantine guidelines should cut time students spend outside Oklahoma classrooms

Change in CDC guidance leads to reduced quarantine times for students
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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.
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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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