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Privatizing Medicaid, MyHealth Access Bid Challenge, Personal Protective Equipment & More


This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about a move by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to spend $2.2 billion to hand the state's Medicaid program over to a for profit company, MyHealth Access out of Tulsa losing its challenge after getting denied a bid with the OHCA despite coming in $30 million dollars less than the winner and Attorney General Mike Hunter suing a piano bar owner after he failed to produce a promised two million masks despite an upfront payment of more than $2 million.


The trio also discusses the State Supreme Court ruling against Governor Stitt in his gaming compacts with two tribes and the 1921 Race Massacre Centennial Commission deciding to keep Senator Lankford after he apologized for his actions in questioning the validity of the 2020 Presidential Election.

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Michael Cross is the host of KOSU's Morning Edition.
Neva Hill has been a political commentator for KOSU since 1998.
Ryan Kiesel is a civil rights attorney and political consultant.