Medicaid Cuts, Health Department Investigation & Ethics Reforms

Dec 8, 2017

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about the Oklahoma Health Care Authority cutting Medicaid reimbursement rates 6% to most health care providers and 1% to nursing homes while the Attorney General, State Auditor and even the House of Representatives begin investigations of possible fiscal mismanagement at the Department of Health and lawmakers await an announcement on another special session to deal with the budget shortfall.

The trio also discusses calls for ethics reform by Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb, a candidate for Governor in 2018, and Senator James Lankford backs a federal tax cut bill despite concerns about it raising the national debt.