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Governor lets Medicaid bill become law without signature


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Thursday he has let a bill putting some restrictions on his plan to privatize Medicaid become law without his signature.

Stitt has pushed forward with a plan to outsource management of the state's Medicaid system to for-profit insurance companies, maintaining that that approach will maximize health care quality while cutting costs.

But much of the Republican-controlled Legislature opposes that proposal. The bill they passed imposes some restrictions on the privatization proposal, dubbed managed care.

Stitt says he's concerned the bill co...

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