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  • Medicaid smoker fees popular with Oklahoma voters

    on Jun 28, 11 • in Statewide • with No Comments

    In a recent poll conducted by SoonerPoll, 53 percent of likely Oklahoma voters indicated that they would support a proposal to levy a $50 fee on Medicaid enrollees that smoke. The poll also revealed that 38.3 percent of likely Oklahoma voters polled would oppose such a proposal, while 8.7 percent had no opinion. Jason Sutton, Health Care Policy Analyst at the Oklahoma Council for Public Affairs, said these results show that Oklahomans recognize that unhealthy behaviors drive health costs to unsustainable limits. “What Oklahomans are saying is that citizens who lead an unhealthy lifestyle in

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  • Fewer Physicians Participate in Medicare

    on Jul 29, 08 • in Diverse, Other • with No Comments

    Oklahoma City – 75-year-old Frank Archey gets good advice on his golf game from his grandsons. But when it comes to his healthcare, he turns to physicians with the Oklahoma City Clinic. “My wife and I are fortunate,” explains Archey. “We have an excellent doctor to take care of us.” Other senior citizens – those 65 and older and eligible for Medicare – may not be so lucky. With low reimbursement rates for doctors, fewer and fewer physicians are accepting new Medicare patients. “We checked the state licensure board database. I was shocked to see

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