The New York Times has a profile of the Affordable Care Act in action in Oklahoma City. The program is focused on one particularly unhealthy zip code — 73111— includes free medicine and checkups, and focuses on diet and heart health.
Oklahoma City, run by a Republican mayor, Mick Cornett, has with little notice won federal prevention money through the new law, a surprising source of financing in this deeply conservative Republican state. The governor, Mary Fallin, turned away $54 million in federal money to help prepare for the new law last year.
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