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Welcome to the New Healthcare Law Center and State News

new healthcare reform lawThe new healthcare law, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), represents comprehensive healthcare reform legislation signed into law on March 23, 2010. It contains numerous provisions designed to protect consumers and promote low cost medical insurance, including many new taxes to pay for the cost.

In this section of the site, you can also obtain the following information specific to your state: available medical insurance options, efforts to regulate medical insurance premiums, healthcare, the individual medical insurance marketplace and the new healthcare law.

Our objective is to help Americans make sense of the new healthcare law by explaining key provisions in plain English and assisting individuals, families and the self-employed in using this information to find and secure affordable medical insurance.

Kansas and Oklahoma return health reform grant to implement health insurance exchange

Kansas is returning a $31.5 million grant to lead the way on health insurance exchange development, marking one of the largest rejections of federal money to implement a piece of the new healthcare law. Kansas will send back to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) an Early Innovator Grant it was awarded in February to build technology infrastructure for the medical insurance exchanges that other states could use as a model. Two of the seven states that have [...]

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Medical Insurance Options – Oklahoma

Having adequate, affordable medical insurance is essential because it helps ensure access to quality healthcare and helps pay for the high cost of medical services, supplies, surgery and hospitalization. You and your dependents may be eligible for one or more of the following alternatives in Oklahoma: Medical insurance for young adults less than age 26 – Oklahoma Under the new healthcare law, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), effective September 2010, young adults covered their parent’s medical insurance [...]

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Regulation of Medical Insurance Premiums – Oklahoma

The oversight of individual, self-employed and small employer medical insurance happens at the state level. Since every state has its own unique set of regulations aimed at maintaining low cost medical insurance, the laws governing health insurance contracts vary dramatically. Some states have the authority to disapprove a health insurance company’s premium increase, while others simply review rates but do not have the authority to reject an increase. The laws also differ based on the type of medical insurance policy offered [...]

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Oklahoma State Health Ranking

Oklahoma ranked 46th in the nation for health status in 2010. Health is a result of our behaviors, our individual genetic predisposition to disease, the environment and the community in which we live, the clinical care we receive and the policies and practices of our health care and prevention systems. Each of us, individually, as a community, and as a society, strives to optimize these health determinants, so that all of us can have a long, disease-free and robust life [...]

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