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Gov. Fallin's Medicaid Rejection Prompts Look for New Options
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Gov. Mary Fallin's decision to reject a Medicaid expansion for roughly 200,000 low-income, uninsured Oklahomans has left health officials scrambling to come up with alternative ways to make health care available to this population.
Although no concrete proposals have been developed, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority on Thursday approved a $500,000 contract with Utah-based health consultant Leavitt Partners to develop ways to target the nearly 20 percent of Oklahoma's population that have no health insurance.
The governor has said she supports an "Oklahoma-based solution" to address the problem of Oklahoma's uninsured, and her Secretary of Health Terry Cline says he expects to work with Leavitt Partners and other health industry stakeholders to focus on improving the health of Oklahomans rather than just expanding coverage.
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Posted: Saturday, January 12 2013, 05:11 PM CST
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Official: 6 unaccounted for after Oklahoma tornado
May 22, 2013 18:00 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- An Oklahoma emergency management official says authorities still are working to find six adults who haven't been accounted for since the devastating tornado that tore through the Oklahoma City area earlier this week.
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management Director Albert Ashwood said it wasn't known Wednesday whether those people had just "walked off" their properties or could still be found in the rubble.
Officials say the tornado that hit the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday killed 24 people, including 10 children.
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From the FOX 25 First Forecast Center..Weather pattern calming down a bit as we head into the holiday weekend. Patchy fog possible in the mornings with an occasional shower or storm through Saturday. ...
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: TEENS MOVING TO TWITTER TO DODGE PARENTS, OTHER BORES
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you're one of those parents who are on Facebook in part to keep an eye on what your kids are up to -- here's a news flash: your kids are on to you and have moved to Twitter.
DOG BEACH WEAR
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From bikinis to Hawaiian shirts -- it's time to gear up for the beach.