Stitt considers Medicaid block grant, refuses support for SQ802

Gov. Kevin Stitt believes he has found a solution to Oklahoma’s health care problems.

“The solution for Oklahoma is a block grant,” he said during a recent radio interview in response to a question about his health care plan.

A Medicaid block grant, which would require approval from the federal government, would completely overhaul how Oklahoma’s Medicaid program, SoonerCare, is funded.

Stitt talked broadly about health care when a KOKC host asked Stitt to respond to the latest news on the effort to put Medicaid expansion on the ballot next year.

The governor criticized proposed State Question 802 for seeking to put Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma’s constitution, a move Stitt said will “handcuff” the state’s ability to deliver services.

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