Oklahoma's Medicaid agency announces for-profit partners
January 29, 2021
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state agency that oversees Oklahoma's Medicaid program announced Friday the four for-profit companies it will use to outsource the care of most of the state's Medicaid population.
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority announced the selection of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Complete Health, Humana Health Horizons and UnitedHealthcare.
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt pushed for the privatization and says the goal is to improve health outcomes for Oklahomans. He cited the state's poor overall health rankings, including high rates of obesity, diabetes and toba...