By Jaclyn Cosgrove Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.orgDURANT — Nico Gomez stood before a small group of 25 concerned residents.
How will we save Oklahoma's Medicaid program?
That's the question at hand.
Gomez, Oklahoma Health Care Authority CEO, has his answer: the Medicaid Rebalancing Act of 2020.
Under Gomez's proposal, 354,000 Oklahoma men, women and children would receive private health insurance over a four-year period.
"There's a lot of moving parts, it's complex, and that's why I'm coming to every community that will have me and talk through this," Gomez told the crowd at the April 22 meeting, "Because the other thing is, we can always make it better, there's always an opportunity to make it better.
By Silas Allen Staff Writer email@example.comOn Tuesday evening, as a round of heavy storms bore down on Oklahoma City, Jim Roth sat at home trying to get some work done.
Knowing severe weather was on the way, Roth, 47, kept an ear out for tornado sirens, figuring that he'd turn on his television if he heard one.
But when his power began to flicker, Roth, an Oklahoma City attorney and former Oklahoma Corporation Commission member, turned on the local news, just in time to see television crews report a possible tornado near Lake Aluma, less than a mile from his house.