Health Care Reform http://kwgs.org en StudioTulsa on Health: Concerning CommunityCare, the Tulsa-Based Medical Insurance Company http://kwgs.org/post/studiotulsa-health-concerning-communitycare-tulsa-based-medical-insurance-company <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, guest host John Henning Schumann speaks with Dr. Jack Sommers, chief medical officer for CommunityCare, the Tulsa-based medical insurance firm that's owned and operated by Saint Francis Hospital and St. John Medical Center. (This company began as CommunityCare HMO in 1993; you can read a full history for CommunityCare <a href="http://www.ccok.com/About/our-history.asp">here</a>.) In an interesting and wide-ranging discussion, Dr. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:57:54 +0000 Rich Fisher 48313 at http://kwgs.org StudioTulsa on Health: Concerning CommunityCare, the Tulsa-Based Medical Insurance Company Meet John M. Silva, Chief Executive Officer of Tulsa-Based Morton Comprehensive Health Services http://kwgs.org/post/meet-john-m-silva-chief-executive-officer-tulsa-based-morton-comprehensive-health-services <p>On this installment of StudioTulsa on Health, our guest host, Dr. John Henning Schumann, chats with John Silva, CEO of Morton Comprehensive Health Services, a non-profit organization which dates back to 1921 --- it first came into being as Maurice Willows Hospital, when it was created by the American Red Cross in the immediate wake of the Tulsa Race Riot --- and which is now one of Oklahoma's largest community health centers. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 23:51:05 +0000 Rich Fisher 33671 at http://kwgs.org Meet John M. Silva, Chief Executive Officer of Tulsa-Based Morton Comprehensive Health Services Health Board Member Resigns, Cites Medicaid http://kwgs.org/post/health-board-member-resigns-cites-medicaid <p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma Board of Health member has resigned — saying he did so because of Governor Mary Fallin's decision not to accept federal funding to expand the state's Medicaid program.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">Glenn Davis told the Tulsa World on Friday that it "doesn't make any sense" that Fallin would reject the funding. He says the money would help Oklahomans who have no insurance.</span></p> Sun, 09 Dec 2012 14:44:20 +0000 Associated Press 30753 at http://kwgs.org Health Board Member Resigns, Cites Medicaid Fallin Delays Decision on Insurance Exchange http://kwgs.org/post/fallin-delays-decision-insurance-exchange <p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Governor Mary Fallin is delaying a decision on whether the state will set up its own health insurance exchange or allow a federal model to be established in Oklahoma.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">Fallin's office announced Friday the Republican governor decided to delay her decision after the federal government extended the deadline for states to provide notice if they plan to set up an exchange, which is an online health insurance marketplace where people can shop for coverage.</span></p> Sat, 17 Nov 2012 14:44:23 +0000 Associated Press 29711 at http://kwgs.org Fallin Delays Decision on Insurance Exchange How Might Certain Aspects of the Affordable Care Act Play Out in Oklahoma? http://kwgs.org/post/how-might-certain-aspects-affordable-care-act-play-out-oklahoma <p>The decision last month by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the Affordable Car Act (or ACA) has opened up new avenues of opposition --- or, as some states would have it, new grounds on which to reject the law. In its momentous decision, the Court said basically that any state could opt out of the law&#39;s expansion of Medicaid with no penalties to its existing programs. Under the ACA, the federal government will help states expand their coverage of Medicaid patients to 133% of the poverty line. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 23:31:21 +0000 Rich Fisher 22843 at http://kwgs.org How Might Certain Aspects of the Affordable Care Act Play Out in Oklahoma? All Oklahoma House Members Vote to Repeal Health Care Law http://kwgs.org/post/all-oklahoma-house-members-vote-repeal-health-care-law <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) &mdash; Members of Oklahoma&#39;s U.S. House delegation, including the lone Democrat, have voted for a resolution to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">Congressman Dan Boren joined fellow U.S. Representatives Tom Cole, James Lankford, Frank Lucas and John Sullivan, all Republicans, in passing HR 6079, which would repeal the law in its entirety. Boren was among five U.S. House Democrats who voted for the resolution on Wednesday.</span></p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 11:49:05 +0000 Associated Press 22089 at http://kwgs.org All Oklahoma House Members Vote to Repeal Health Care Law Oklahoma Leaders Still Mulling Federal Health Care http://kwgs.org/post/oklahoma-leaders-still-mulling-federal-health-care <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) &mdash; More than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the sweeping federal health care law, Oklahoma&#39;s political leaders have offered few specifics about how the state will proceed in complying with its provisions.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">Members of the Republican-controlled Legislature were quick to issue press releases condemning the high court&#39;s decision. Some have vowed to continue fighting implementation of the law in Oklahoma.</span></p> Sun, 08 Jul 2012 12:01:33 +0000 Associated Press 21859 at http://kwgs.org Oklahoma Leaders Still Mulling Federal Health Care