State funds for Oklahoma Medicaid expansion remain untouched
August 29, 2021
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The $164 million appropriated by the Oklahoma Legislature to pay for the state's share of Medicaid expansion remains untouched in a state agency savings account, state legislators learned Monday.
Oklahoma Health Care Authority CEO Kevin Corbett told House and Senate members that the agency has used savings generated from the Medicaid expansion, along with enhanced federal COVID-19 relief funds for states, to pay for the expansion so far.
The savings were generated by shifting about 65,000 Oklahomans whose health care costs were previously funded through the state's In...