November 3, 2014
OHCA Contacts: Jo Kilgore - (405) 522-7474, Jennie Melendez - (405) 522-7404
SoonerCare Representatives Bringing Community Forum To Ponca
City on November 13
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority
(OHCA) invites the public to attend a community forum on Thursday, Nov. 13,
from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pioneer Technology Center. SoonerCare members,
providers and interested citizens are asked to participate in this two-way
conversation regarding Oklahoma’s SoonerCare (Medicaid) program.
“The OHCA is dedicated to
collaborating with community partners to continue to build strong, healthy
communities,” said OHCA Community Relations Manager Hillary Winn. “This
community forum is an opportunity to meet with state and local partners to
discuss SoonerCare programs and how we can work together to increase the
well-being of qualified Oklahomans through access to quality health care.”
Katie Woodward, program manager of
the Oklahoma Durable Medical Equipment Reuse Program (OKDMERP), will also be on
hand to receive donations of lightly used equipment. Suggestions for
drop-off include nebulizers, canes, blood pressure
monitors and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines.
The forum is open to all members of
surrounding communities and counties.
Seating is limited, so plan to
The Pioneer Technology Center is
located at 2101 N. Ash in Ponca City. RSVP by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TGTMY6F.
Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) administers Oklahoma’s Medicaid program,
known as SoonerCare, and Insure Oklahoma, a premium assistance program funded
by tobacco tax revenue. SoonerCare works to improve the health outcomes of
Oklahomans by ensuring that medically necessary benefits and services are
responsive to the health care needs of our members. Qualifying Oklahomans
include low-income children, pregnant women, seniors, the disabled, those being
treated for breast or cervical cancer and those seeking family planning
services. All must meet income guidelines. Insure Oklahoma assists qualifying
adults and small business employees in obtaining health care coverage for
themselves and their families. OHCA works with our current 818,168 members, our
statewide network of 40,161 health care providers and numerous state and local
partners to promote responsible health
care service utilization, healthy behaviors and improved health outcomes. For
more information, visit www.okhca.org or www.insureoklahoma.org.