Oklahoma selected four health insurers to manage its Medicaid program, called SoonerSelect.
Beginning Oct. 1, the private insurers will manage Medicaid benefits for the state. The contracts are worth $2.1 billion, according to StateImpact Oklahoma. While state officials say the managed care model will improve the program, the Oklahoma State Medical Association plans to file a motion in opposition of the change.
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority named the managed care organizations Jan. 29. They are:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
- Humana Healthy Horizons
- Oklahoma Complete Health (Centene subsidiary)