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Consultant hired to help Oklahoma implement Medicaid plan

 

November 24, 2019



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Health Care Authority has hired a consultant to help devise a state Medicaid program as an alternative to Medicaid expansion.

The Oklahoman reports the OHCA on Thursday finalized a contract with Michigan-based Health Management Associates Inc. for up to $1.49 million during the next year to develop a plan.

OHCA CEO Kevin Corbett said Gov. Kevin Stitt is looking for an experienced consultant to advise him on alternatives to Medicaid expansion, which Stitt has opposed.

Last month, supporters of Medicaid expansion turned in about 313,000 signatures on petiti...



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