Issue Statement


May 24, 2016

OHCA Contacts: Jo Kilgore - (405) 522-7474

Budget agreement


Against overwhelming circumstances, the governor and the legislature are protecting health care access for thousands of Oklahoma kids, pregnant moms, seniors and individuals with disabilities. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Their budget agreement focuses on protecting the health care of Oklahomans, and nearly fills the required budgetary needs of our agency. It is now time for the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to deliver on leadership’s priority declaration and minimize the impact to the health care professionals we count on to serve our SoonerCare members. If this budget is approved, it may be close enough for OHCA to avoid any additional provider rate cuts by first looking at deeper administrative cuts and current savings.  – Nico Gomez, OHCA CEO