Press Release

March 19, 2020
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 

 

OHCA expands virtual public meetings to discuss SoonerCare 2.0 Healthy Adult Opportunity demonstration waiver

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority is expanding the virtual comment session held Wednesday to include another virtual session at 3 p.m. Friday, March 20. The Tulsa comment session also will be held virtually at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24. 

The OHCA staff values the input of its community partners and the state’s citizens and continues to make accommodations at a rapid pace to ensure the safety and well-being of the public during this unprecedented state of emergency. Moving our public comment sessions to a virtual environment meets the CDC, CMS and state guidance on social distancing, while still giving citizens and community partners an opportunity to comment and express their views on the SoonerCare 2.0 Healthy Adult Opportunity demonstration waiver.


VIRTUAL MEETINGS

Friday, March 20, 2020, at 3 p.m.
 
Register for Zoom Meeting: https://okhca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v6HmJv0TQIGffw7EathJcA


Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 1:30 p.m.

Register for Zoom Meeting: https://okhca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0bzxX6VgQ_CDXAnTY4WDEA  


The Healthy Adult Opportunity demonstration waiver is posted on our website, and the public can submit comments online at any time. Online comments can be submitted here: http://www.okhca.org/xPolicyChange.aspx?id=24574&blogid=68505.  

Persons wishing to submit their comments may also do so by mail to the following address: Oklahoma Health Care Authority, Federal Authorities Unit, 4345 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105, or by email at federal.authorities@okhca.org. All comments must be received by the April 15, 2020, comment deadline.

To learn more about SoonerCare 2.0, please visit https://www.okhca.org/soonercare2/.

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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 800,026 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.