Tyler LaReau is an independent insurance agent in Norman. He’s a fan of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — he likes what it does for people. “I put my political beliefs aside,” he said. “I don’t care. It’s the law of the land, and let’s see how many people we can help.”
I asked Tyler what he thought the biggest obstacle was to enrollment. He didn’t hesitate: “Education. We’re fighting an uphill battle… We don’t have many people that, once we explain it to them, don’t think this is a good thing.”
We’ve been fighting an uphill battle, if you will, trying to make people aware that this offered some real opportunities for them.
- Judy Grant, deputy director of the Oklahoma Primary Care Association, on the push to enroll Oklahomans in health insurance offered under the Affordable Care Act prior to the March 31 deadline (Source: http://bit.ly/1ng1YdE).
I have repeated nightmares and I have not had a full night’s sleep (since the beating). Every time a door slams in the middle of the night I am paranoid that they will put another drunk, irate inmate into my cell. If I ever get out, I will seek professional help.
-Woodward County jail inmate Mark Jones, who said he had to fight off a drunken attacker who was shoved into 3-person cell that was already occupied by 6 other inmates (Source: http://bit.ly/1ekcSWk)
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We have convenience store clerks that are making more than corrections officials.
- State Rep. Joe Dorman, D-Rush Springs, arguing against tax cuts passed by the House in HB 2508,which would reduce revenues by an estimated $200 million when fully implemented (source: http://bit.ly/1jXY9oO)