The availability and cost of health insurance rank among the most worrisome issues facing OKlahoma families and among the most pressing challenges confronting Oklahoma policymakers. This fall, the Oklahoma Health Care Task Force has been meeting to examine the crisis of the uninsured in Oklahoma and develop an approach to expand coverage. OK Policy participated as a member of the task force advisory committee and submitted recommendations for expanding access to affordable health insurance.
Our recommendations include:
*Build upon the foundations of programs and policies adopted in recent years;
* Expand Medicaid eligibility for parents up to the federal poverty level;
* Monitor the impact of cost-sharing requirements and benefit limits on participants in the Insure Oklahoma program