You can help protect SoonerCare for thousands of families

Everyone should have the security of quality health care in times of need. Oklahomans shouldn’t have to worry if they can afford to see a doctor when they’re ill or get their asthma medication, insulin or other life-saving treatments.

Sadly, that is what’s happening. Lawmakers have ordered Oklahoma’s Medicaid officials to make a plan that could take Soonercare health coverage away from thousands of parents struggling to make ends meet.

The plan would force parents caring for family members or parents with irregular work schedules to work a certain number of hours to keep their coverage without considering their ability. But the plan’s details – what counts as work, how work is reported, the penalties for failure, and more – are still being developed.

That’s where you come in. Act now to tell Governor Fallin that vulnerable Oklahoma families need to be protected. Use this link to send a letter to Governor Fallin. The Oklahoma Standard requires us to be compassionate and understanding with our neighbors. Let’s make sure we’re using the utmost care when crafting this plan to make sure no struggling families fall through the cracks.

Published by Sabine Brown

Sabine Brown joined the Oklahoma Policy Institute as Housing Senior Policy Analyst in January 2022. She previously worked at OK Policy from January 2018 until September 2020 as the Outreach and Legislative Director, and earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa. Before joining OK Policy she served as the Oklahoma Chapter Leader for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Sabine also earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Health Science from the University of Oklahoma and was a physician assistant prior to discovering advocacy work. She grew up in Germany but has called Oklahoma home since 1998.