Oklahoma’s Medicaid agency announces for-profit partners

The Associated Press - January 30, 2021 12:00 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state agency that oversees Oklahoma’s Medicaid program announced on Friday the four for-profit companies that it will use to outsource the care of most of the state’s Medicaid population. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority announced on Friday 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. Stitt’s plan is opposed by much of the state’s medical community, including the Oklahoma State Medical Association, Oklahoma Osteopathic Association. and the Oklahoma chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics.


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