Budget failure, JNC reform covered at Eggs and Issues

Staff Writer

As the state heads into the end of the 2015-2016 fiscal year, revenues continue to stay below budget numbers, with legislators spending long hours seeking ways to gap the current $1.3 billion budget shortfall.
Part of that work includes House Bill 2665, which will cut roughly 110,000 Oklahomans from the Medicaid rolls. The bill, introduced by Representative Doug Cox, directs the Oklahoma Health Authority to “eliminate benefits for any nonpregnant able-bodied adult under sixty-five (65) years of age”, and to seek any federal approval necessary to implement the provisions of the addition to state law. If passed through the state senate, the new law would become effective Nov. 1.

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