Wayne Greene

Editorial Pages Editor

Bio

Wayne is the editorial pages editor of the Tulsa World and a political columnist. A fourth-generation Oklahoman, he previously served as the World’s city editor for 13 years and as a reporter at the state Capitol of four years. Phone: 918-581-8308

It boils down to this: SQ 814 will improve the way we fund Medicaid in Oklahoma, and we're almost certainly going to get to vote on it in November. It's a good idea and there's no better time to consider it. All of which, it turns out, is very good news.

It was Monday, Jan. 12. It was cloudy in Los Angeles. We were working the burglary/auto division. The boss was Capt. Green....

Jack Webb taught me a lot about life, the column says, including a lesson in implicit bias that I never knew I was getting.

"The more I’ve followed the issue the more I’ve become convinced that expansion will make the state financially and physically healthier and that we can’t afford to continue refusing $1 billion year just because it comes from legislation signed by Barack Obama," the column says/

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Certainly in the case of the hospitals, expansion would help a lot, rural more than urban. Less directly so for the other services, such as those Skyler needs.

Wayne Greene

Services such as in-home care and community homes are funded by Medicaid, which is state administered and funded with state and federal money.

Wayne Greene

Interesting question. I asked it myself when she submitted the op/ed. Here's her response:

The legislature did pass Katie’s Law that included intractable epilepsy, but not all seizure disorders. The list of patients eligible is limited under current law. For instance, there is more tha…

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According to muninetguide.com Oklahoma's 2016 violent crime rate was 21.5 percent higher than the national median, and the property crime rate was 15.5 percent higher. So, your premise is wrong.

Wayne Greene

When other states, including Texas, enacted smart-on-crime reforms, their crime rates went down.

Wayne Greene

When Rep. Scott Fetgatter proposed lowering the supermajority to 60 percent his House Joint Resolution 1050 was attacked by Democrats and the most conservative members of the Republican Party. It survived by one vote but at the two-thirds supermajority level.

Wayne Greene

You mean, what has he done other than the whole Civil War thing?

Wayne Greene

I'm sorry you think I'm ignoring you, although this is the first time you made it clear in this thread that you were somehow talking about citizenship status. About 22,000 pregnant women are on Medicaid in Oklahoma, less than 3 percent of the total Medicaid population. Some of them may not b…

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