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MAR 13, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Medicaid privatization plan clears Oklahoma Senate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A plan to test privatizing the management of health care services to the poor in Oklahoma narrowly passed the state Senate on Thursday over the objections of opponents concerned it will lead to lower reimbursement rates for doctors and hospitals. Sen. Kim David, R-Porter, the bill's author, said the goal is to establish a pilot managed-care program in which Medicaid recipients receive health care services from a private company that contracts with the state. Currently, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority is the state agency that oversees health care services for the ... Read More

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