Health Care

Officials admit: Some on state waiting list may be dead now

Able-bodied adults added due to Medicaid expansion are financially prioritized over individuals with developmental disabilities on the waiting list.

Ray Carter
May 14, 2021
Health Care

Hospitals defend rapid-pay system criticized by state audit

Hospital officials are urging lawmakers to reject a Medicaid cost-control plan and instead preserve a rapid-pay system that a state audit indicated has resulted in as much as $845 million in ineligible taxpayer-funded payments to providers.

Ray Carter
May 12, 2021
Budget & Tax, Health Care

House Medicaid plan ill-advised

House Republicans have voted to further boost the added cost by up to another $277 million per year.

Jonathan Small
May 10, 2021
Budget & Tax, Health Care

Senate Bill 131 bad for taxpayers, Medicaid patients

Beginning July 1, Oklahoma’s Medicaid program will open up eligibility to certain able-bodied adults

Kaitlyn Finley
May 10, 2021
Health Care

Lawmakers should reject Senate Bill 131

Efforts are underway to block Governor Kevin Stitt’s plan to reform Oklahoma’s Medicaid program and help manage the rising costs of the medical welfare program.

Kaitlyn Finley
May 6, 2021
Health Care

Oklahoma House seeks to grow state health agency

The Oklahoma House of Representatives recently passed Senate Bill 131, which would greatly increase the size and scope of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.

Kaitlyn Finley
May 4, 2021
Health Care

House kills patient-protection bill

House Republican lawmakers have killed legislation that would have protected Oklahomans from “surprise” medical bills.

Ray Carter
April 22, 2021
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