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.
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The bill would main alive for consideration next year.
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.’
‘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.