4 insurers picked to manage Medicaid in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma selected four health insurers to manage its Medicaid program, called SoonerSelect.

Beginning Oct. 1, the private insurers will manage Medicaid benefits for the state. The contracts are worth $2.1 billion, according to StateImpact Oklahoma. While state officials say the managed care model will improve the program, the Oklahoma State Medical Association plans to file a motion in opposition of the change.

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority named the managed care organizations Jan. 29. They are:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Humana Healthy Horizons
  • Oklahoma Complete Health (Centene subsidiary) 
  • UnitedHealthcare

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