Thank you to all who contacted your legislators regarding HB2665, designed to cut low income adults from the Medicaid program. The bill failed in the Senate Committee. The future of health care in Oklahoma, however, remains grim. The Health Care Authority is propo
sing a 25% cut in payment rates for all Medicaid services to reduce expenditures in response to the revenue failures this year and those yet to come. Such a cut would be devastating to the entire healthcare industry. The majority of patient care in nursing homes in Oklahoma is paid through the Medicaid program. Over 500,000 Oklahoman's health care is funded through Medicaid. The continuation of this care with such a marked reduction is not feasible. The loss of these funds will dramatically, negatively impact health care availability and accessibility for everyone in the state.