Point | Trish Emig: Elderly and disabled Oklahomans are being hung out to dry
If you have loved ones and friends who depend upon Medicaid services for their medical needs, you will want to read this. Many of these individuals also qualify for Medicare because of their multiple, chronic medical conditions.
Sen. Kim David, Sen. Greg Treat and Rep. Glen Mulready have authored Senate Bills 752 and 640, as well as House Bill 1566 which would transition Medicaid patients in Oklahoma, to a capitated Medicaid managed-care program. HB 1566 would transition only those Medicaid patients who receive their services in their homes to a managed care model.
Counterpoint | Rep. Glen Mulready: A clear solution for Oklahoma’s Medicaid program
If you will, for a moment, indulge me by recalling to memory a popular video game in the 1980s. The music starts and your heart rate increases as you masterfully begin to travel through a maze on the screen.
Now imagine the Pac-Man on screen is our Medicaid program. The maze is filled with our state budget and each dollar is represented by a dot in the maze.
Though it may not be the goal, the Medicaid program is gobbling up the state budget.