Oklahoma Health Care Authority to hear 'Obamacare' options in May

by Jaclyn Cosgrove Modified: April 11, 2013 at 8:30 pm •  Published: April 12, 2013

Fallin has since said Oklahoma needs its own plan moving forward, one that addresses many of the health issues Oklahoma faces. Oklahoma has long struggled with some of the worst health care outcomes in the nation, with high rates of heart disease, diabetes and obesity.

Leavitt Partners was tasked with studying what Oklahoma could do to help it cover as many as 200,000 uninsured residents.

The firm has been working with several other states that, like Oklahoma rejected Obamacare funding to develop an Internet-based health care exchange. Expanding Insure Oklahoma, which provides matching funds to small businesses and their employees for the purpose of purchasing private insurance, is one of several options Leavitt was expected to explore.

by Jaclyn Cosgrove
Medical and Health Reporter
Jaclyn Cosgrove writes about health, public policy and medicine in Oklahoma, among other topics. She is an Oklahoma State University graduate. Jaclyn grew up in the southeast region of the state and enjoys writing about rural Oklahoma. She is...
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