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State Sen. Andrew Rice (D-Oklahoma City) will liveblog on the progressive site firedoglake at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 23.
Rice, who is running against U.S. Jim Inhofe this election year, is expected to discuss his campaign and his recent initiatives in the state legislature to bring reform to our health care system. A bill proposed by Rice that would require health insurance companies to pay for costs related to clinical trials recently passed a state Senate committee.
Meanwhile, Rice continues to draw opposition from the bizarre ultra-conservative corporate media in Oklahoma over his reform efforts. Here is a PeaceArena post on the issue. Here is a DownWithTryanny post about it.
According to his campaign, “Sen. Rice is fighting to move our state forward and improve our current health care status. …Oklahoma last year ranked 47th in overall health and 50th in health system performance – which included a rank of 49th in health system access. The way to change that is not to continue to give the insurance companies free rein; it’s to advocate for reform.”