State  health care information for the criminal justice system

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For a glossary of important terms in this profile, review the Key Terms for State Health Care Information for Criminal Justice Systems.

Basic Information on Health Reform in Oklahoma

Oklahoma has chosen not to expand its Medicaid program, as of January 2014.[i]  Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Plan) are safety net health benefit programs available.[ii]

Health Insurance Exchange Information:  Oklahoma has a Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM).[iii]  People can use the FFM to compare plans, purchase low-cost insurance, and take advantage of federal tax subsidies that apply.

Eligibility and Enrollment:  People can apply for and enroll in Medicaid or CHIP any time of year and coverage can begin immediately. They can purchase and enroll in marketplace plans during the annual open enrollment period, which begins November 15th of each year and extends through February 15th.  If they meet certain criteria, such as having been released from custody in the last 90 days, they may be able to enroll in private coverage outside the open enrollment period. There are two ways people in Oklahoma can see if they meet eligibility requirements and apply for or enroll in these benefits:

1) They can use Oklahoma’s online application for free or low cost health benefits[iv]

2) They can use the online application on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace[v]

 

Oklahoma Medicaid and Health Insurance Links

Link to Oklahoma’s state Medicaid agency website to learn more about SoonerCare (Oklahoma Medicaid) and for application forms to download and print[vi]

Link to important contact information and the Medicaid helpline number (800-987-7767, 711/TDD)[vii]

Link to a map with location and contact information for the nearest local Medicaid office[viii]

Link to a summary of Oklahoma’s basic eligibility guidelines[ix]

Link to information on Oklahoma’s Medicaid State Plan[x]

Link to the Medicaid (SoonerCare) Member Handbook on Covered Services[xi]

Link to an organizational chart of the Oklahoma Department of Health and Human Services

Link to contact information for the state Medicaid director

Link to the Medicaid provider manual[xii]

 

Where do you apply for coverage on Oklahoma’s health insurance exchange?   To apply, visit Healthcare.gov. [xiii]

Where can you find help to enrollment in health coverage and answers to questions?  Link to enrollment help[xiv]

 

State Health Information

How many people in Oklahoma are eligible to participate?  According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 17.7% of Oklahoma’s population (665,773) was uninsured in 2013. The estimated number of potential marketplace participants is 398,000. [xv]

How many are enrolled so far?  105,668 individuals have selected a plan, as of January 2015.

How many of the state’s uninsured population are eligible for Medicaid? 98,000 of Oklahoma’s uninsured (23%) are eligible for Medicaid; 38,000 of them are adults.[xvi]

Is Oklahoma a Medicaid health home state?  No.

Who are the health committee chairs in the state legislature?

House: Rep. Mike Ritze (R-District 80) chairs the Public Health Committee.

Senate: Sen. Rob Standridge (R-District 15) chairs the health and Human Services Committee.[xvii]

 

Other Related Information for Oklahoma

For information the Oklahoma Department of Corrections [xviii]

Link to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse, Substance Abuse Services

Link to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse, Mental Health Services [xix]

Link to the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services or Oklahoma Substance Abuse Services Alliance to get information about Oklahoma’s mental health and substance use disorder service providers

 

General Information and Useful Links on Health Reform

Kaiser Family Foundation offers information on health reform in each state:

Link to specific health data and insurance coverage information for Oklahoma[xx]

Link to a calculator for possible subsidies available to people who purchase coverage on the exchanges [xxi]

Link to information about health insurance exchanges in each state [xxii]

 

Government websites that offer useful information on health reform:

InsureKidsNow.gov offers general information on the CHIP program.[xxiii]

Healthcare.gov offers links to local enrollment help and information on coverage for incarcerated people and answers to questions about health benefits.[xxiv]

Medicaid.gov offers general information on the Medicaid program and a breakdown of mandatory benefits all plans must include. [xxv]

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offers an online directory of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in each state that offer free or low cost care.[xxvi]

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) offers a directory of substance abuse and mental health treatment facilities in each state at: SA-Treatment Facility Locator and at: MH-Treatment Facility Locator.[xxvii]

SAMHSA also offers the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities, which has information on substance abuse treatment facilities by state, the types of programs available, and services they offer for justice-involved populations.[xxviii]

 

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State Health Care Information Profiles for the Criminal Justice System prepared on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) by Legal Action Center and Advocates for Human Potential, Inc.                                    

[i] See Healthcare.gov, Find out if you qualify for Medicaid and CHIP, Oklahoma, last viewed at December 15, 2014, at 4:32 p.m., https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/eligibility/.

[ii] See HealthCare.gov, Find out if you qualify for Medicaid and CHIP, Oklahoma, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 5:11 p.m., https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/eligibility/.

[iii] See Kaiser Family Foundation, State Decisions on Health Insurance Marketplaces and the Medicaid Expansion, last viewed on December 18, 2014 at 3:52 p.m. http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-decisions-for-creating-health-insurance-exchanges-and-expanding-medicaid/.

[iv] See Oklahoma Health Care Authority, Sooner Care Online Enrollment, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 5:21 p.m., http://www.okhca.org/individuals.aspx?id=11698&parts=7453.

[v] See HealthCare.gov, Get Coverage, Oklahoma, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 5:22 p.m., https://www.healthcare.gov/get-coverage/.

[vi] See Oklahoma Healthcare Authority last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 5:24 p.m., http://www.okhca.org.

[vii] See Oklahoma Healthcare Authority, Contact Us, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 5:37 p.m., http://www.okhca.org/about.aspx?id=53.

[viii] See Oklahoma Department of Human Services, County Offices, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 5:39 p.m., http://www.okdhs.org/okdhslocal/.

[ix] See Oklahoma Healthcare Authority, Contact Us, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 5:42 p.m., http://www.okhca.org/individuals.aspx?id=52&menu=40&parts=11601_7453.

[x] See Medicaid.gov, Medicaid State Plan Amendments, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 5:46 p.m., http://medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/medicaid-state-plan-amendments/medicaid-state-plan-amendments.html.

[xi] See Oklahoma Healthcare Authority, Guides & Manuals, What is Covered, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 6:07 p.m., http://www.okhca.org/individuals.aspx?id=7107; http://www.okhca.org/individuals.aspx?id=95&parts=11601.

[xii] See Oklahoma Healthcare Authority, Provider Home, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 6:21 p.m., http://www.okhca.org/providers.aspx?id=45&parts=7437_7439_7443_7455Oklahoma health insurance .

[xiii] See HealthCare.gov, Get Coverage, Oklahoma, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 3:13 p.m., https://www.healthcare.gov/get-coverage/.

[xiv] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, How Will the Uninsured in Oklahoma Fare Under the Affordable Care Act?, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 6:31 p.m., http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/state-profiles-uninsured-under-aca-Oklahoma/.

[xv] See Medicaid.gov, Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment Data, Table 1A: Medicaid and CHIP: August and September 2014 Monthly Enrollment Updated November 2014, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 6:33 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-chip-program-information/program-information/downloads/updated-september-2014-enrollment-data.pdf.

[xvi] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, How Will the Uninsured in Oklahoma Fare Under the Affordable Care Act?, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 6:36 p.m., http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/state-profiles-uninsured-under-aca-Oklahoma/.

[xvii] See The Oklahoma Senate, Health and Human Services, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 6:41 p.m., http://www.oksenate.gov/Committees/standing/health_human_services.htm.

[xviii] See Oklahoma Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 6:44 p.m.,  http://www.ok.gov/doc/.

[xix] See Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 6:41 p.m., http://ok.gov/odmhsas/.

[xx] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-category/health-reform/?state=OK.

[xxi] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Insurance Marketplace Profiles, January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-health-marketplace-profiles/.

[xxii]  See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Insurance Marketplace Profiles, January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-health-marketplace-profiles/.

[xxiii]   See InsureKidsNow.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:37 p.m.: http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/chip/index.html.

[xxiv]  See Healthcare.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/ and https://www.healthcare.gov/incarcerated-people/.

[xxv] See Medicaid.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-chip-program-information/medicaid-and-chip-program-information.html.

[xxvi]  See Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Find a Health Center, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.: http://www.bphc.hrsa.gov/.

xxviii See SAMSHA Treatment Facility Locator, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/TreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx and http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/MHTreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx

xxix See SAMHSA N-SSATS last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:45 p.m.: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/substance-abuse-facilities-data-nssats.

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