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Oklahoma insurance commissioner challenges new fees on health care plans

The Oklahoman, July 21, 2010

State Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland's legal challenge of a 1 percent fee on health care claims approved in the waning days of the legislative session could have a major impact on Medicaid recipients and providers, a spokesman for Gov. Brad Henry said Tuesday.

Communications Director Paul Sund said it's too early to say whether Holland's challenge might prompt a budget crisis, "but it would affect Medicaid recipients and providers across the board ? nursing homes, doctors, hospitals and their patients.?