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Oklahoma's Medicaid provider to seek more funding

Associated Press, December 4, 2009
The healthcare services for those enrolled in Oklahoma's Medicaid program will likely be cut as officials roll back costs due to a deepening statewide budget shortfall, the program's chief executive said. During the past year, 825,000 Oklahomans received medical help through one of the healthcare programs administered by the state's Medicaid provider, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. Oklahoma lawmakers have ordered 5% budget cuts for OHCA and other state agencies through June because the economic slowdown and low energy prices have forced a revenue shortfall.