Analysis Outlines Possible Effects of GOP Health-Care Bill on Oklahoma

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An analysis of possible effects of the Republican health-care bill on Oklahoma, prepared for Gov. Mary Fallin, indicates the state could lose $9.3 million in public-health funding and many Medicaid recipients might choose not to return to work or earn more because insurance would be unaffordable.

The findings, first reported by the Associated Press on Tuesday, were prepared by Fallin’s policy director, Katie Altshuler, and Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services Julie Cox-Kain.

The three-page analysis, provided to Oklahoma Watch by Fallin’s office, contains a mixture of pros and cons about the potential impact on the state of the proposed American Health Care Act, which would replace the Affordable Care Act. The governor’s office provided a copy of the assessment to Oklahoma Watch on request: