Oklahoma pushes for Medicaid premiums, work requirements


OKLAHOMA CITY (The Oklahoman) — Oklahoma is pushing forward a Medicaid plan that would charge premiums and impose employment requirements on low-income heath insurance recipients.

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority on Monday submitted the state’s Healthy Adult Opportunity waiver application to the federal government.

The waiver, if approved, would potentially help greenlight Gov. Kevin Stitt’s plan to expand health insurance coverage for low-income residents set to be implemented on July 1.

The Oklahoma reports that the waiver would impose monthly premiums of $10 for individuals and $15 for families, with some exceptions.

It would require participants to work, volunteer or go to school for at least 80 hours monthly.

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