State of Oklahoma Archives: on Health Care
ObamaCare puts our freedom at risk
I used to believe our freedom was so deeply woven into the fabric of this country, that nothing could ever put it at risk. But over the past six years, much has changed.
ObamaCare. Activist Judges. Reckless Federal Spending. Endless Red-Tape.
Burdensome Taxes. Deepening Debt.
The American people are tired, and they want someone who will fight to protect their values. Stand with me in this fight against liberal encroachment on our values and beliefs.
Source: Fundraising press release on 2014 Oklahoma Senate race
Jan 29, 2014
Certified Healthy program; & website for health insurer info
Two years ago [the legislature] passed legislation authorizing the creation of a website where every health insurance plan in the state could be compared side by side. In the coming years, we'll take that idea and build on it, allowing Oklahoma consumers
to actually purchase health insurance through an Oklahoma exchange, knowing that the plan they've chosen has the right benefits at the right price. Ultimately, the choice to live healthier and be healthier is just that: a choice.
But I'm happy to say
that [we] introduced innovative public-private initiatives like the Certified Healthy Businesses program to encourage healthy living and eating. Currently, over 900 private businesses have become "certified." And I'm excited to see our healthy living
initiatives grow to include the Certified Healthy Schools and Certified Healthy Communities programs. By asking our citizens to take responsibility for their own health, we're building a healthier, more prosperous state.
Source: 2011 Oklahoma State of the State Address
Feb 7, 2011
Insure Oklahoma program: coverage for many more Oklahomans
Through the innovative Insure Oklahoma program, we created a partnership with small businesses and their employees to make health coverage affordable for tens of thousands of Oklahomans. This nationally recognized program is a model for states across the
We cannot turn back the clock. Insure Oklahoma can provide coverage for many more Oklahomans--if we make the right choices today. We must provide adequate funding for this vital initiative so more Oklahomans can live longer, healthier lives.
Source: Oklahoma 2010 State of the State Address
Feb 1, 2010
Pay doctors to proactively treat patients; end pay-per-test
Q: In 2007 the government has begun “income relating,” or means testing. Higher income seniors will have to pay more for their doctors’ services and outpatient coverage. Do you support Means Testing?
A: I am concerned about the long range fiscal health of Medicare and I will fight for reform that ensures that seniors continue to have access to quality health care. Some change which I support include:
Source: Senior Citizens League Guide to 2008 Oklahoma Senate Debate
Oct 10, 2008
Requiring government negotiation of lower drug prices.
- Paying doctors stipends to proactively treat patients, based on their age and medical conditions, instead of making payments for each test and treatment -- a change that could significantly
improve care while reducing spending on unnecessary tests and equipment.
- Improving management controls to reduce the $60 billion lost each year to Medicare fraud by physicians, therapists and other suppliers of medical services.
Access to quality affordable health care for every American
Rice believes that access to quality health care for every American is one of the great moral issues of our time. As US Senator, he will work with the business community, insurance companies, health care providers and patient advocates to ensure that
basic health care is affordable to every American worker & their dependent children.
Rice successfully crafted legislation in Oklahoma to expand eligibility for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, allowing 38,000 more children to be covered.
Source: 2008 Senate campaign website andrewforoklahoma.com “Details”
Jul 11, 2008
Page last updated: Feb 02, 2014