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Oklahoma seeks to privatize care to most Medicaid recipients


October 16, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma agency that oversees the state's Medicaid program has published two requests for proposals seeking for-profit companies to outsource care for most Medicaid recipients.

Following direction from Gov. Kevin Stitt, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority on Thursday took initial steps to pursue an approach for health insurance coverage that seeks to maximize health care quality while cutting costs, according to The Oklahoman. The program will be called SoonerSelect.

So far, at least 40 other states have implemented managed care.

"It's clear what we've done in the p...

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