Fee Could Generate Millions | Blue Oklahoma
Senate and House Democrats are threatening to hold up a budget agreement unless Republicans agree to a provider fee for hospitals that could bring the state millions of dollars in new Medicaid money. The provider fee is a pragmatic, sensible proposal that deserves bipartisan support. It's unfortunate some budget negotiators apparently don't see it that way. State Sen. Andrew Rice, an Oklahoma City Democrat, and state Rep. Scott Inman, a Del City Democrat, have led the public charge with the proposal, which is supported by the Oklahoma Hospital Association.