Oklahoma Watch to host health care forum

Posted on: 3/29/17

Oklahoma Watch will host a public forum on Tuesday, April 11, in Oklahoma City to discuss the state of health care in Oklahoma and possible changes here after the failure of an Obamacare replacement bill in Congress.

The “Oklahoma Watch-Out” forum, titled “Where Health Care is Headed,” will feature Julie Cox-Kain, deputy secretary of health and human services and senior deputy commissioner of the Oklahoma State Department of Health; Craig Jones, president of the Oklahoma Hospital Association, and Lou Carmichael, chief executive officer of Variety Care, which serves many low-income patients.

The free Q&A forum will be from 6 to 7 p.m. at Kamp’s 1910 Café, located at 10 N.E. 10th Street in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Watch Executive Editor David Fritze will moderate the discussion. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register online and come with questions.

Seven years after the Affordable Care Act passed, the law remains in place despite Republicans’ efforts to revoke and replace it. But problems with the ACA persist and changes could still occur, affecting both Obamacare and other health plans. Federal rules and state proposals could reduce mandated benefits, and Oklahomans could see even higher premiums and deductibles on coverage plans. The state still faces the challenges of relatively high rates of uninsured residents, doctor shortages, struggling hospitals and poor health outcomes. What are the options going forward?

To register for the forum, click here

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