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May 9, 2013

SB 640 Medicaid Expansion Bill Won’t Be Heard This Session

Filed under: Education — Tags: , , , , — oksafeinc @ 9:10 pm

Ok-SAFE – As evidence that the backlash against the expansion of Medicaid in Oklahoma has been successful, the following three articles have appeared in the Tulsa World.

Of particular note is the announcement today by Senate Pro Tem Brian Bingman that SB 640 by Crain/Cox will not be heard this session.  The Crain/Cox bill was attempting to authorize the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to use the existing Insure Oklahoma system to expand Medicaid in the state of Oklahoma.

Follow these links for the complete stories.

Bill to take Medicaid money won’t be heard this year

The bill would main alive for consideration next year.

Published: 5/9/2013
Format: Online


Insure Oklahoma to lose federal funding unless it conforms to ‘Obamacare’

Federal officials say they won’t continue to help pay for the Insure Oklahoma program unless the state agrees to changes to make it conform with ‘Obamacare.’

Published: 5/9/2013
Format: Newspaper


Insure Oklahoma program in danger if changes aren’t made, officials say

‘This is the latest bad news in the ongoing train wreck that is the Affordable Care Act,’ Gov. Mary Fallin said in response to a Tuesday letter from the federal director of the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Published: 5/8/2013
Format: Online

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1 Comment »

  1. Reblogged this on OKforTEA Radio and commented:
    Way to go Grassroots we did it again!!!

    Comment by okfortearadio — May 9, 2013 @ 11:04 pm


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