4 insurers picked to manage Medicaid in Oklahoma

Morgan Haefner - Print  | 

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:

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