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Letter to the Editor

Medicaid should not be privatized


April 11, 2021

I am writing in response to the April 4 article written by Share Medical Center's CEO Kandice Allen regarding the privatization of Medicaid.

The piece was an excellent read and succinctly delivered a message we all need to consider: Medicaid should not be privatized! This move only serves to benefit large companies; the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority, helmed by Gov. Kevin Stitt, has already awarded $2 billion dollars to four of them.

Essentially, those companies will do the work that state employees have been doing, but for profit. This transition would not only be unfavorable for Medicai...

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