Multiple bills have been proposed this legislative session that would take away SoonerCare health coverage, Oklahoma’s Medicaid program, from very low income parents or add unnecessary bureaucracy that prevents families from getting the health care they need. Attacks on SoonerCare being considered by lawmakers include:
- SB 1030, which would slash the income cutoff for low-income parents to be eligible for SoonerCare, ending health coverage for thousands of Oklahomans.
- HB 1270, which would require an expensive and unnecessary reconstruction of Oklahoma’s SoonerCare enrollment system and make it harder for families who need SoonerCare to get and keep their health coverage.
- HB 2932 and SB 1179, which would end SoonerCare coverage for low-income parents who fail to complete work, training, or volunteer requirements.
What You Can Do
Tell lawmakers to stop these attacks on Oklahomans’ health care. Oklahoma has better options to increase working and reduce poverty, but taking away health care from struggling parents will only make our state’s economic future worse.
Where things stand (3/17/2018)
- SB 1030 passed the Senate 25-17 and will next be assigned to a committee in the House.
- HB 1270 was passed and signed by Governor Fallin.
- HB 2932 passed through the House in March and will next be assigned to a committee in the Senate.
- SB 1179 passed through the Senate in March and will next be assigned to a committee in the House. (more…)