Health Care

Oklahoma officials prepare for federal Medicaid cuts

In the last few years, the federal match for state dollars spent on Medicaid in Oklahoma has increased by a dramatic rate. But officials don’t expect that to last, and are preparing for future cuts in federal funding.

Ray Carter
August 19, 2019
Health Care

Federal government quashes states’ plans to reform Medicaid

In recent years, both the Trump and Obama administrations have rejected states’ proposals to reform their Medicaid programs and have scaled back federal Medicaid matching dollars.

Kaitlyn Finley
August 16, 2019
Health Care

Health care committee leaders say group’s work is bigger than Medicaid

The leaders of a legislative working group examining Medicaid expansion say the group’s goal is to dramatically change Oklahomans’ health outcomes—and concerns about government expense should be put aside for now.

Ray Carter
August 15, 2019
Health Care

Lawmakers told behaviors to blame for most of Oklahoma’s health problems

Members of the Healthcare Working Group, a bicameral special committee studying potential expansion of Medicaid to able-bodied adults, were told Wednesday that personal behaviors are more to blame for many of Oklahoma’s low health rankings than a lack of insurance coverage.

Ray Carter
August 15, 2019
Health Care

Stitt continues to reshape government leadership

Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Monday that Kevin Corbett will be the new director of the state’s Medicaid agency, continuing Stitt’s practice of prioritizing individuals with private-sector business expertise when making appointments.

Ray Carter
August 7, 2019
Health Care

Trump nixes Utah's partial Medicaid expansion plan

Last week the Trump administration blocked Utah’s efforts to partially expand Medicaid eligibility to able-bodied, working-age adults. Now Utah will likely move forward with a full Medicaid expansion plan despite budgetary concerns from lawmakers.

Kaitlyn Finley
August 6, 2019
Health Care

Health care working group membership announced

The co-chairs of a newly formed legislative health care working group are among the leading proponents of Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma.

Ray Carter
July 30, 2019
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