Press Release

5/14/20
For Immediate Release 

Media Contact: 
Katelynn Burns, Sr. Public Information Representative
405-522-7266  |  katelynn.burns@okhca.org  

Jonathan Cannon, Sr. Director of Communications
405-517-1797  |  jonathan.cannon@okhca.org 

 

Senate confirms Corbett’s nomination as Oklahoma Health Care Authority CEO

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Senate has approved Gov. J. Kevin Stitt’s executive nomination of Kevin Corbett to serve as the Oklahoma Health Care Authority CEO.

“I am excited to continue leading OHCA, and I want to thank the agency team. Agency leadership changes over time, but this team has faithfully served Oklahoma for the past 25 years,” said OHCA CEO Corbett. “In my short time at the agency, I have been inspired by the expertise, dedication and passion they bring to work every day. Our agency’s core values, and heart, drive our success.” 

Under Corbett’s leadership, the agency has been diligently preparing to implement Gov. Stitt’s SoonerCare 2.0 plan on July 1. 

“With the support of our strong SoonerCare provider network, we are eager to continue serving our members and improving health outcomes of Oklahomans,” Corbett said. 

Corbett served as a senior partner and risk advisory practice leader with Ernst & Young, retiring in 2017 with more than 38 years of service. During his career, Corbett advised some of the largest companies in the U.S. and abroad, gaining extensive experience in a wide array of corporate matters, including public offerings, merger and acquisitions, debt restructurings, bankruptcy proceedings, risk management and transformational change. 

 

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About the Oklahoma Health Care Authority

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority administers two health programs for the state. The first is SoonerCare, Oklahoma’s Medicaid program. SoonerCare works to improve the health of qualified Oklahomans by ensuring that medically necessary benefits and services are available. Qualifying Oklahomans include certain low-income children, seniors, the disabled, those being treated for breast or cervical cancer and those seeking family planning services. The second program OHCA operates is Insure Oklahoma, which assists qualifying adults and small business employees in obtaining health care coverage for themselves and their families. Currently, there are 827,657 Oklahomans enrolled in OHCA’s programs. The agency contracts with a network of approximately 60,000 providers. For more information, visit www.okhca.org or www.insureoklahoma.org.