Local & Regional
2:44 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

What to do about Uninsured Working Oklahomans is debated at a Tulsa Health Care Forum

The Tulsa Chamber sponsors a Health Care Forum
Credit Tulsa Regional Chamber

Tulsa area Health Care Professionals meet with a couple of lawmakers to discuss insurance coverage for Oklahoma’s working poor, and there’s a call for a special session to deal with the issue. The Chamber of Commerce forum focused on the Leavitt Report and the specific issue of how can Oklahoma expand access to insurance for low income workers? Senator Brian Crain of Tulsa says it’s a difficult issue that will take input from the health care community to solve. He favors a special legislative session to deal with the question.

State leaders will not expand medicare, so federal funds for Insure Oklahoma will be cut off at the end of the year unless an acceptable compromise is reached.