OKLAHOMA CITY — March 20, 2020 — Seven national organizations representing patients facing serious chronic medical conditions released the following statement regarding Gov. Kevin Stitt’s “SoonerCare 2.0” plan:
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Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled unanimously that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) should not have approved work requirements and other barriers to eligibility for Medicaid as part of a request from the state of Arkansas.
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ACS CAN Profiles Kansas Voices of those Impacted by Medicaid Program through Launch of Digital Storybook
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