Oklahoma Hospitals Support Raising Tobacco Tax To Offset Medicaid Cuts

April 14, 2016 4:33 PM

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Hospital and nursing home administrators urged the Oklahoma legislature Wednesday to increase the tobacco tax by $1.50 per pack of cigarettes as way to stave off a proposed 25 percent cut to the Medicaid reimbursement rate.

They also announced support for a plan to expand the state’s Insure Oklahoma program and accept federal healthcare dollars.

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