Study finds uncompensated care fund crucial for Oklahomans’ health

Study finds uncompensated care fund crucial for Oklahomans’ health

OKLAHOMA CITY – Members of the Senate Health and Human Services met Tuesday to hear from local healthcare organizations about the importance of the health center uncompensated care fund (UCF) to the health and well-being of Oklahomans. The Oklahoma Department of Health stopped distributing payments to federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) for health care to the […]

Murphey present for 100 percent of votes in 2016

Murphey present for 100 percent of votes in 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Representative Jason Murphey, R-Guthrie, made sure that he was representing House District 31 citizens by being present to vote in 867 out of 867 roll call votes during the 2016 legislative session. During the ten-year time frame since being elected to office, Murphey voted in 11,887 out of 11,956 roll call […]

Gov. Fallin announces Oklahoma Veterans Pilot Program

The initiative will identify priority health concerns, access to care issues

Gov. Fallin announces Oklahoma Veterans Pilot Program

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced the official kickoff of the Oklahoma Veterans Pilot Program, a private/public initiative to develop a comprehensive healthcare access and delivery system for the state’s veterans.

Workers’ compensation loss costs fall 10.2 percent

Workers’ compensation loss costs fall 10.2 percent

OKLAHOMA CITY – The annual filing most insurance carriers will use to develop rates for workers’ compensation insurance shows a decrease for the fourth year in a row. The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) filed an overall loss cost decrease of 10.2 percent on Thursday. NCCI credits Oklahoma’s loss cost decrease to declines in market […]

Exactly what does earthquake insurance typically cover and not cover

Exactly what does earthquake insurance typically cover and not cover

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) is committed to helping those affected by one of the strongest earthquakes in state history. Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency in Pawnee County, the area rocked hardest by Saturday’s 5.6 magnitude quake. OID representatives toured the damaged areas and met with local officials Tuesday.

Gov. Fallin, state agencies reveal new license plate design

Greater visibility helps law enforcement, public safety

Gov. Fallin, state agencies reveal new license plate design

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today led an interagency coalition in unveiling the design for Oklahoma’s new state license plate, titled “Explore Oklahoma.” The new plate depicts Oklahoma’s state bird, a scissor-tailed flycatcher, soaring over lakes, mountains and mesas, highlighting Oklahoma’s diverse ecology and natural beauty.

DHS announces budget cuts for state fiscal year 2017

Director Ed Lake says agency will seek supplemental funding

DHS announces budget cuts for state fiscal year 2017

Oklahoma City — The Oklahoma Department of Human Services, facing a more than $100 million shortfall in its current fiscal year budget, announced $45 million in reductions the agency is beginning to make.  DHS warned that supplemental funding will be needed early in the next calendar year for the agency to make it through the […]