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TAHU February General Membership Meeting

February 20, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Tulsa Country Club
701 N Union Ave
Tulsa, OK 74127
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Gov. Kevin Stitt believes he has found a solution to Oklahoma’s health care problems. "The solution for Oklahoma is a block grant,” he said during a recent radio interview in response to a question about his health care plan. A Medicaid block grant, which would require approval from the federal government, would completely overhaul how Oklahoma’s Medicaid program, SoonerCare, is funded. The Trump administration made a commitment to this old GOP strategy for managing Medicaid, the federal-state insurance plan that covers low-income people — turning control of the program to states and capping what the federal government spends on it each year.

It’s called “block granting.” Right now, Medicaid, which was expanded under the 2010 health law to insure more people, covers almost 75 million adults and children. Because it is an entitlement, everyone who qualifies is guaranteed coverage and states and the federal government combine funds to cover the costs. Conservatives have long argued the program would be more efficient if states got a lump sum from the federal government and then managed the program as they saw fit. But others say that would mean less funding for the program —eventually translating into greater challenges in getting care for low-income people.

But what would this look like, and why is it so controversial? Come hear Brian Downs, newly appointed Chief of Staff to OID Commissioner, Glen Mulready. Seats available on a first come – first serve basis – YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS ONE!



Tickets

$25.00 TAHU or Sister-Chapter Member
$20.00 Earlybird rate before February 17

$35.00 Non-Member
$30.00 Earlybird rate before February 17