Policy Documents

Are Medicaid's Benefits Too Healthy?

John R. La Plante –
August 1, 2002

Oklahoma's families and businesses are taxed to provide medical care for others, through Medicaid and the SoonerCare program. But are taxpayers footing the bill for better coverage than they are willing or able to buy for themselves?

At least two state representatives, Rep. Bill Mitchell (D-Lindsay) and Rep. Kevin Calvey (R-Del City), have filed interim study requests relating to Medicaid benefits.  Such studies are long overdue.