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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 01:37 AM

Oklahoma lawmakers mull details of Medicaid expansion bill

OKLAHOMA CITY — It’s uncertain whether a measure proposing the use of Medicaid expansion funds to boost Oklahoma’s private insurance subsidy program will pass during this session, according to the bill’s sponsor.

Sen. Greg McCortney said lawmakers don’t want to vote on his sponsored legislation until the details of how it will be funded are agreed, The Oklahoman reported.

“We know how to pay for it with existing funds,” said McCortney. “The big question now is can it be ready for this session or will we have to wait until next year?”

McCortney added that unlike Medicaid, the final proposal will likely require participants to pay a small portion of their premium.

Read more: https://www.swtimes.com/news/20190423/oklahoma-lawmakers-mull-details-of-medicaid-expansion-bill
(Fort Smith Times Record)

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