Lawmakers: Gov. Stitt's managed care plan complicates Medicaid expansion funding plan
February 21, 2021
More than half a year after voters approved a state question that will require Oklahoma to offer health coverage to more than 200,000 low-income adults, state officials are still unsure how they’ll pay it.
The passage of State Question 802 last June started a countdown for the state to start enrolling newly eligible Oklahomans in the state’s Medicaid program, known as Soonercare, by July 1.
But, with Oklahoma’s legislative session underway, there still isn’t an agreement on how the state will fund it.
And Gov. Kevin Stitt’s recent push to privatize SoonerCare now threatens to s...