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Senate passes overdose antidote bill (access required)

By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislators are continuing the push for better access to opioid antagonists, but not everyone is on board. Narcan, and its generic form, naloxone, reverse opioid overdoses. Mental health and substance abuse workers advocate ...

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Virtual house calls stymied by payment rates (access required)

By Sarah Terry-Cobo The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Telemedicine could revolutionize house calls and cut ER visits by one-third. But no one’s willing to pay for it. Some private health care providers said they want to expand telemedicine to homebound patients. ...

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Providers: Put managed Medicaid deal on hold (access required)

By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Health care providers have called for state officials to pump the breaks on a new Medicaid partnership. Providers aren’t calling on the governor’s office and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to spike ...

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Oklahoma’s health landscape (access required)

A report by a state task force recommending changes to Oklahoma’s health-insurance system included this description: “While Oklahoma has experienced a reduced number of uninsured following the implementation of the ACA, it remains high, and the state continues to struggle ...

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Panel OKs supplemental Medicaid funding plan (access required)

By Catherine Sweeney The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Things are looking up for some of Oklahoma’s Medicaid-dependent seniors and disabled residents. The Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget voted to grant the supplemental funding needed to keep their services from disappearing. Last ...

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