Medicaid 101: The SoonerCare Safety Net

Medicaid, known as SoonerCare in Oklahoma, is the primary health care safety net program in the state, without which thousands of families would forgo basic health services for their children, lack necessary medical care for their disables loved ones, and be left to shoulder alone the unsustainable burden of the long-term care of their parents and grandparents.

This five-page brief outlines SoonerCare/Medicaid’s eligibility requirements, breaks down its funding sources, and debunks common Medicaid myths.  We compare the cost efficiency of the program to a comparable private plan and explain impending changes under the Affordable Care Act.  

Click here to download the brief.


Oklahoma Policy Insititute (OK Policy) advances equitable and fiscally responsible policies that expand opportunity for all Oklahomans through non-partisan research, analysis, and advocacy.

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