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November 19, 2012

State-run health care exchange nixed

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OKLAHOMA CITY —

“Ideally, the chamber would’ve liked to have seen Gov. Fallin recognize the possible benefits of expanded Medicaid funding,” Neal said. “The health of our employees and workforce is integral to our success and therefore is a priority consideration when making decisions that impact our economy.”
Although Fallin did not provide specifics of how Oklahoma plans to deal with the large number of Oklahomans without health insurance, she did cite the state’s Insure Oklahoma program as an example of a “success story” for providing coverage to low-income workers. That program splits the cost of health insurance premiums between the state, employer and employee and currently provides coverage to about 30,000 Oklahomans.

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