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Old 04-20-2016, 03:06 PM
 
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So right now my family and I are residing in Nevada and we have been thinking about moving back to Oklahoma. We used to live in Norman and then Lawton a long time ago. Anyway, my husband is currently on long term disability. I stay at home and take care of him. We are currently just receiving medical thru the state here in NV. I know each state differs when it comes to eligibility for medical. I can't seem to remember this stuff when we did live there..lol. So, I'm asking for some help. What are the qualifications to get medical thru the state there? Is it a hard process? Any input is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 04-26-2016, 02:44 PM
 
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I think I understand your question. Oklahoma has a pretty poor track record of declining Federal funds because... well, our governor must have been making some point, but I'm not sure what it was. You probably want to go to insureoklahoma.org as a place to start reviewing your options. Hope it helps!
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Old 04-26-2016, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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I could either jump over hoops to show expenses to keep state med insurence, or get a policy through the marketplace. I chose the market place. The benefits won't be raised or lowered or one adjusted out because of politicians.

Since there is talk of multiple hospitals closing, I'm hoping the politicans think a little more clearly. But the current budget problem is leading to shortened school semesters, fewer teachers, maybe schools, and so on. And they'll just keep sniping like children...

I do love the state, and being away from the ever in a hurry California. I like the trees and open space and seasons. The politics are... odd. And silly and childish.
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Old 04-26-2016, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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I think I understand your question. Oklahoma has a pretty poor track record of declining Federal funds because... well, our governor must have been making some point, but I'm not sure what it was. You probably want to go to insureoklahoma.org as a place to start reviewing your options. Hope it helps!
I'm not sure what it was, either. Gov. Fallin said that the income tax cut she approved of was needed, so Oklahomans could have more money to spend in their pockets. Now she wants to turn around and reach in our pockets by suggesting sales taxes be added on to some services. For smokers she wants them to pay a higher tax on tobacco. A lot of smokers don't have much money to spare. Oklahoma is just a poorly run state. People who need important services from Oklahoma, such as help with health care or education for their children might as well think about leaving the state. Texas, Arkansas and Colorado are probably better run states not too far away.
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Old 04-28-2016, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, QLD
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I'm not sure what it was, either. Gov. Fallin said that the income tax cut she approved of was needed, so Oklahomans could have more money to spend in their pockets. Now she wants to turn around and reach in our pockets by suggesting sales taxes be added on to some services. For smokers she wants them to pay a higher tax on tobacco. A lot of smokers don't have much money to spare. Oklahoma is just a poorly run state. People who need important services from Oklahoma, such as help with health care or education for their children might as well think about leaving the state. Texas, Arkansas and Colorado are probably better run states not too far away.

I lived there for 5 years and still follow how things are there, and I'm shocked at how bad it's run!! How did Fallin even get elected, and why does Oklahoma keep on voting these lowlifes into office????? WHY?? They are just ruining the state
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Old 04-28-2016, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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I lived there for 5 years and still follow how things are there, and I'm shocked at how bad it's run!! How did Fallin even get elected, and why does Oklahoma keep on voting these lowlifes into office????? WHY?? They are just ruining the state
Maybe too many people most effected by bad government, such as the poor, don't vote. Another reason is that incumbents too often don't get challengers. State Attorney General Scott Pruitt sure didn't in 2014. I wouldn't be surprised, if that led him to believe that he must have been doing something right. NOT. Gov. Fallin is a long time professional politician, so that helped. And getting involved in an adulterous relationship didn't hurt. Concerned Oklahomans will be hoping she retires from politics when leaving the governor's mansion and won't want to run for U. S. Senator or other office

Oklahoma is simply a highly conservative state going back a very long time. Alcohol was banned from around 1907 to 1959. Change is capable of happening but only at a snail's pace, or slower. People have been growing old since the 1930s waiting for the state to get rid of 3.2% beer. It's amazing lotteries and casinos aren't still banned. Probably most Oklahomans agree with laws that keep localities from banning fracking or raising minimum wage.

It's likely a part of the heritage from the land run days when people making them were probably quite conservative and knew they had to carry their own weight. Also maybe they thought the states they left behind, such as Missouri, were too liberal for them. Missouri never had a big problem over alcohol. St. Louis was well known for its beer.
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Old 04-30-2016, 11:27 AM
 
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If you are thinking Medicaid, Fallen just reduced it 25 percent. some doctors are going out of business.
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Old 04-30-2016, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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If you are thinking Medicaid, Fallen just reduced it 25 percent. some doctors are going out of business.
Yeah. Doing that is the conservative way of maintaining the status quo. Oklahoma is ranked no. 45 for public health. However, at least Gov. Fallin wants to raise the tobacco tax. But that won't be done, if legislators listen to lobbyists from the tobacco industry to not do it. However, it will be hard for the legislators to raise any kind of state tax, since the law requires that both the house and senate has to pass tax hikes by at least a 75% majority.
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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If the legislature would listen to it, this survey has ideas of what should be done and not done: New poll: Large majority of Oklahoma voters favor income tax increases to prevent funding cuts
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