Oklahoma Governor Stitt Statement on SB 131

Oklahoma City, OK (STL.News) Governor Kevin Stitt released the following statement today after Senate Bill 131, which lays the foundation for a managed care system, went into law without his signature:

“I appreciate the Legislature’s recognition that managed care is the best path forward for our state via the authority the Oklahoma Health Care Authority retains.

“However, I have concerns that Senate Bill 131 will likely increase costs and limit our ability to improve health outcomes compared to the original plan I proposed and this bill could also make it more difficult to detect waste, fraud and abuse in our Medicaid system.

“I understand that many legislators are also aware of these issues and I am committed to working together to resolve them as we move forward with managed care in Oklahoma.”

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