This comment portal is closed.
However, comments can still be submitted to cms.gov until Saturday, June 27 at 11:59 pm. Visit https://1115publiccomments.medicaid.gov.
Oklahoma’s harmful proposal includes:
- work requirements
- premium payments for very low-income individuals
- payments for non-emergency use of the Emergency Department
- denial of retroactive coverage
- elimination of Non-Emergency Medical Transportation
- termination of hospitals’ ability to enroll Medicaid individuals
- discontinuation of Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment services for 19 and 20-year-olds.
Oklahoma is doing this even though the courts have found these proposals illegal.
Additionally, Oklahoma is requesting permission to implement a “per-capita cap” for its Medicaid expansion population. By their design, per-capita caps limit spending and reduce access to care. Since changing Medicaid’s financing is not included in the parts of the Medicaid statute that states can request to waive, Oklahoma’s request is illegal.
Learn more about the proposal in a new blog “Oklahoma – Work Never Conquers All” and discover the impact of public comments in our fact sheet “Do My Comments Really Matter? Demystifying the Public Comment Process“!