Washington, DC – The National Health Law Program has sent a letter to Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, asking her to step in and stop Oklahoma from holding public hearings regarding changes to the State’s Medicaid program in light of the coronavirus pandemic. NHeLP has also asked Seema Verma to extend the public comment period for Indiana’s “Healthy Indiana Plan” application until after this national emergency has passed. Read both letters below.
“Yesterday, President Trump advised that public gatherings of more than ten people be canceled or postponed until after the threat of COVID-19 subsides. Public hearings on the future of SoonerCare 2.0 are currently scheduled for March 18 and March 24. We are requesting that Seema Verma contact the Governor of Oklahoma and ask him to immediately postpone these hearings until after this national emergency has passed,” said Jane Perkins, Legal Director for the National Health Law Program.
Read the Oklahoma letter here.
Read the Indiana letter here.