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Documents: Read Hobby Lobby’s Affordable Care Act Lawsuit

Hobby Lobby

Earlier this morning, we threw up a post about Hobby Lobby’s lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate. The company’s founding family says the health care law, which went into effect Aug. 1, violates their religious beliefs because it requires the company to provide insurance that covers morning-after pills and other “abortion-causing” birth [...]

Hobby Lobby Sues Over Affordable Care Act’s ‘Abortion-Causing’ Mandate

Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby Stores and its founders have filed a lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate. The lawsuit claims the health care law is forcing the Oklahoma City-based company to provide insurance that covers morning-after pills and other birth control products, which company founder David Green and his family’s lawsuit says violates their [...]

Why Native Americans in Oklahoma Like the Affordable Care Act

The first version of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act was passed by Congress in 1976. The act addressed health care for Native Americans, whose health status lagged behind the general population’s. The measure provided funding to recruit, train and retain doctors, dentists, nurses and other medical professionals in tribal areas. The act has been [...]

Why Oklahoma’s Medicaid Expansion Fight Isn’t Like Its New Deal Fight

A Cimarron County farmer works to raise a fence to keep it from being buried under drifting sand. Oklahoma's Dust Bowl exodus fueled voter support of Oklahoma governor E.W. Marland's and his campaign motto, "Bring the New Deal to Oklahoma," in 1934.

Oklahoma is once again wrestling with the federal government, this time over whether it should accept funding to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Does this feel familiar? It should, writes the Tulsa World‘s Wayne Greene, because it recalls “one of the great turning points in Oklahoma political history:” the transition from Great Depression [...]

The Argument Against Expanding Medicaid in Oklahoma, Bulleted

Should Oklahoma accept a federally funded Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act? There are four key arguments against it, writes the Tulsa World‘s Wayne Greene. The argument against expanding Medicaid, bulleted: 1) It will cost Oklahoma too much 2) It will cost the U.S. too much 3) It’s expanding a broken system 4) It’s [...]

‘Qualifying’ Questions Remain Because Oklahoma Delayed Insurance Exchange

Protestors argue about the Affordable Healthcare Act outside the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2012.

Oklahomans who don’t have “qualifying” health insurance by 2014 will be taxed through recently Supreme Court-affirmed provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The Tulsa World‘s Wayne Greene asks the obvious question: “Does your insurance qualify?” Unfortunately, there’s no telling, and Oklahoma hasn’t even started the process of resolving that question.

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