Oklahoma Lawmakers Pass Bill That Makes Performing An Abortion A Felony

By Merrit Kennedy Oklahoma lawmakers have passed a bill that makes performing an abortion a felony. NPR’s Jennifer Ludden told our Newscast unit that the bill is the first of its kind, and an pro-abortion rights group plans to sue if the governor signs the bill into law. Gov. Ma
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BREAKING: Judge rules against Obamacare subsidies

By Paul Demko In a legal setback for the Obama administration, a federal judge in Oklahoma ruled Tuesday that people in states that rely on the federal insurance exchange are not eligible for Obamacare premium subsidies to help them pay for coverage.
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More than 50 groups back Hobby Lobby in contraception case

By Rachel Landen More than 50 groups submitted briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court this week in support of Hobby Lobby’s case against the contraception mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Read more…
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Reform Update: CMS creates workarounds to ensure Medicaid coverage

By Virgil Dickson Faced with the reality that HealthCare.gov still has limited ability to transmit completed Medicaid applications to state agencies, the CMS has come up with two new workarounds to ensure people get covered. Read more…
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Direct negotiation with health care providers helps Oklahoma firms save money

By Joanne Wojcik A handful of self-funded middle-market employers in Oklahoma are finding they can reduce employees’ health benefit costs by contracting directly with select medical providers. Read more…
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Lawsuit Challenging ObamaCare Subsidies Allowed to Move Forward

Article Taken From:  Fox News A federal judge allowed a lawsuit challenging the legality of some ObamaCare subsidies to proceed on Monday, ruling against the Obama administration.  The judge in Oklahoma ruled that the state of Oklahoma has the legal standing to sue the federal governm
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States’ Implementation Of Exchanges May Decide Fate Of ACA.

Over the holiday weekend through today, a number of national outlets reported on exchange implementation occurring across the US. Notably, from a national perspective, Bloomberg News  (5/28, Nussbaum) reports that the fate of the Affordable Care Act is “being decided far from Capitol
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Employer Will Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC’s First GINA Lawsuit

An Oklahoma employer will pay $50,000 to settle the first lawsuit the federal government filed to enforce the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. The case, Civil Case No.: 13-CV-248-CVE-PJC, was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. The U.S. Eq
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Feds will need to enforce ACA reforms in 4 states

At least four states won’t enforce new sweeping insurance market reforms rolling out next year with the health law — leaving federal health officials in Washington to pick up the slack, yet another wrinkle in Obamacare implementation. Insurance regulation is a huge responsibility that
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Oklahoma Doctors vs. Obamacare

Three years ago, Dr. Keith Smith, co-founder and managing partner of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma, took an initiative that would only be considered radical in the health care industry: He posted online a list of prices for 112 common surgical procedures. The 51-year-old Smith, a sel
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