For Release July 14, 2017 Contact: Tony Sellars 405-271-5601
The Oklahoma Health and Human Services Cabinet Secretary (HHS), in conjunction with the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID), has developed a 1332 State Innovation Waiver pursuant to House Bill 2406 to create a Market Stabilization Program to waive certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), assume state control and regulation of the Oklahoma individual health insurance market, increase competition, reduce healthcare premiums and protect coverage for approximately 130,000 Oklahomans. This waiver was produced in collaboration with a 1332 Task Force established by Governor Mary Fallin to recommend solutions to the State of Oklahoma to improve its health insurance market.
Moving forward, the State of Oklahoma will continue engaging with the public as it looks to implement additional reforms to the ACA.
Comments may be submitted in writing, online, or in person at the public information meetings. Please submit comments no later than August 13, 2017 via mail to:
HHS Strategy Officer
Commissioner's Office, Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 NE 10th Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73117
The Oklahoma State Department of Health will conduct two public information meetings regarding the Section 1332 Waiver application. The meetings will consist of a presentation about the waiver followed by time for questions and comments from the public. The meeting date, time, and location are as follows:
July 31, 2017 - Oklahoma State Capitol, Room 535, 2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, 3:30-4:30 pm
August 3, 2017 - Tulsa City-County Library, Central Library Downtown, Aaronson Auditorium, L01, 400 Civic Center, Tulsa, 1-2 pm