Oklahoma City, OK – A provider fee on hospitals and other medical providers has been recommended as a way to greatly reduce the number of uninsured Oklahomans.
The state Health Care Tax Force heard recommendations from various advisory committees yesterday on reducing the state's uninsured population of more than 600,000. Oklahoma ranks 47th among the 50 states in the number of residents who do not have health care insurance.
Oklahoma City, OK – Twenty-eight different business, labor and civil rights groups have filed briefs in support of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's legal fight against Oklahoma's tough illegal immigration law.
The chamber questions the validity of a requirement that businesses use a voluntary federal worker verification system. The lawsuit is currently before the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.
A spokesman for the chamber, in a statement yesterday from Washington, D.C., said diverse groups agree that states should not set national immigration policy.