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COMMENTARY: Study of modernized managed care program points to best choice for Oklahoma

Senator Kim David.  Photos provided.

Patrick B. McGuigan   OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Association of Health Plans (OAHP) released a study early this week outlining how Oklahoma can produce better health outcomes –  and save almost $400 million over the next decade – by modernizing its Medicaid program. Milliman, the world’s largest providers of actuarial and related services and […]

UNA-OKC’s International Women’s Day focuses on health issues

The United Nations Association, Oklahoma City Chapter will host its annual International Women's Day program on March 10 featuring guest speakers (L-R) Angela Beatty, Enedina Banks, and Leslie Ross.  Photos provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – On Saturday, March 10, the United Nations Association, Oklahoma City Chapter (UNA-OKC) will host its annual International Women’s Day program. This year it will focus on the “State of Women’s Public Health in Oklahoma.” The event will take place from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Raindrop Turkish House, […]

Study touts modern Medicaid program as best choice for Oklahoma – Report highlights best practices, budget savings

Oklahoma State Capitol.  File Photo

Staff Report   Oklahoma City – The Oklahoma Association of Health Plans, on February 20, released a report outlining how the state can achieve budget predictability by implementing a modern health care program for Medicaid recipients in Oklahoma. The product of extensive research, the report provides a road map for improving health outcomes, providing tax […]

COMMENTARY: Will the state government of Oklahoma really forego hundreds of millions in annual revenues in return for a few million?

Oklahoma and Indian territory. File photo

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – Absent state approval for off-reservation gaming and a couple of exceptions which don’t apply to Oklahoma, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) prohibited gaming on post-1988 acquired Indian trust land unless it was on a reservation (tribal jurisdiction) – or in Oklahoma, where no reservation existed, a former reservation […]

A scorecard for Oklahoma Criminal Justice Reform


Ben Botkin, Oklahoma Watch NOTE: This report is reposted, with permission, from Oklahoma Watch. About a dozen new and holdover bills that would overhaul Oklahoma’s criminal justice system are in the legislative pipeline. Although it’s too early to tell, there are indications the bills have momentum. In her State of the State address, Gov. Mary […]

Red Tie Night benefiting Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund set for March 3


By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund will host the 26th annual fundraising gala, Red Tie Night on Saturday, March 3 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 700 NE 63rd Street, in Oklahoma City. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a silent auction […]

Chef’s Feast 2018 set to benefit hungry kids in Oklahoma

Proceeds from 2018 Chef's Feast will benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Food for Kids Programs. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY-OK – The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma will host its 31st annual Chefs’ Feast on Tuesday, April 10 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.  That evening guests will enjoy complimentary beverages and food prepared by some of the […]

House Democrats partner with Republican Auditor & Inspector on bipartisan revenue package

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Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma House Democrats have partnered with state Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones to create a revenue package to help end the state’s current budget crisis and provide teachers and state employees with a pay raise. “One of the primary issues we had with the Step Up Oklahoma plan was that […]

Defined goals prevent stranger loyalty to trivia

Jack Werner is owner of A to Z Commercial and Residential Inspections.  Photo provided.

  by Jack L. Werner, Ph.D. A to Z Inspections   “In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.” — Robert Anson Heinlein, American novelist and science fiction writer One of the most important things I have learned to do is […]

On February 13, Vote For David Holt

David Holt, candidate for mayor of Oklahoma City, talks with residents of the Putnam Heights neighborhood at at January 19 fundraiser in the home of Jack Werner and Suzanne Broadbent. Photo by Patrick B. McGuigan

The City Sentinel endorsement David Holt is the right man, at the right time, in the right town. Horse racing analogies are overused in political analysis, but what the heck: Holt has dominated the race for mayor of Oklahoma City from pillar to post, from the starter’s gate to the finish line in sight on […]

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