September 7, 2011
OK-SAFE keeps us informed.
The first Joint Committee Meeting on the Federal Health Care Law is set for Sept. 14th 9 AM at the OK State Capitol.
Mark you calenders and be there. 90% of winning is just showing up. (its true!)
This first meeting appears to be featuring some of the key members of the Health Insurance Exchange Steering Committee from the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. The OHCA is the recipient of the federal grants to implement health care reform, including a $1 M planning grant, as well as being the intended recipient of the $54 M Early Innovator Grant the state accepted then “rejected” earlier this year.
Committee co-chairs are Sen. Gary Stanislawski and Rep. Glen Mulready. Every Oklahoman with concerns about the implementation of health insurance exchanges (now “marketplaces”), the use of electronic medical/health records and medical privacy should try to attend this meeting. This looks to be an all-day meeting, so come prepared to spend some time.
The entire notice is below, including the joint committee members.
Future meetings are to be held in Tulsa, and then again in Oklahoma City. Dates and times are not confirmed at this time.