This isn’t about managed care. It is about privatization. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority is already one of the most efficient agencies in state government. Their administrative overhead is far less than what you would find with most private insurers and so for there to be any cost saving, it is going to be borne on the back of providers.

-Wes Glinsmann, spokesperson for the Oklahoma State Medical Association, speaking against a bill that would move a portion of the state’s Medicaid population onto privatized managed care plans (Source: