As budget cuts loom, health care leaders express concern over federal funding at risk

Posted on: 4/12/17

Due to a state budget funding crisis, if our state Legislature does not approve any revenue-producing measures, state agencies will be faced with 14.5 percent across-the-board cuts to their annual budget. Coupled with a lack of growth and utilization funding and especially federal matching funds, this would equate to $515 million in cuts to provider payments, a possible 25 percent cut.To view the April 10 Oklahoma Health Care Authority press release concerning cuts the agency is considering, click here.

OHA continues to advocate for a cigarette tax increase of at least $1.50 per pack to fund health care. In the meantime, OHA and our health care partners have expressed concerns about putting federal funding at risk through any new programs. For a related article recently appearing in the Oklahoman on this issue, click here

OHA Partners with Qualivis 

Qualivis was developed as a collaborative effort among multiple state hospital associations to meet the temporary staffing needs of member hospitals and health systems.

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