Oklahoma lawmakers to consider Medicaid expansion proposal
February 20, 2019
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State lawmakers are considering a bill that would use Medicaid expansion funds to boost Oklahoma's private-insurance subsidy program.
Insure Oklahoma provides health coverage for low-income, working residents or Oklahomans who don't have employer-provided benefits.
The measure would require the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, the state's Medicaid agency, to seek federal approval for a waiver to expand Insure Oklahoma. A Senate Committee approved the proposal Monday.
Sen. Greg McCortney, the bill's sponsor, said Oklahoma would be able to obtain around $1.2 billion in f...