Letter Calls on Seema Verma to Reject Oklahoma’s Section 1115 Request Following Ballot Initiative

Executive Summary

In a letter to the Center on Medicare & Medicaid Services, the National Health Law Program requested that Administrator Verma reject Oklahoma’s SoonerCare 2.0 application. The proposed 1115 waiver project would violate recent changes to Oklahoma law following the June 30, 2020 ballot initiative that amended the Oklahoma Constitution to require the state to expand Medicaid. The ballot initiative included several protections for the expansion population, which would conflict with the SoonerCare2.0 proposal.

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