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What You Need to Know About Medicaid Expansion

What is Medicaid Expansion?
In 2020, Oklahomans voted to expand SoonerCare eligibility to adults ages 19-64 whose income is 138% of the federal poverty level or lower. This means an individual with an estimated yearly income of $17,796 or a family of four with an estimated yearly income of $36,588 will now qualify for SoonerCare 

When Will Medicaid Expansion Go Into Effect?
Those who qualify may begin applying on June 1. Medicaid expansion will officially go into effect July 1.

Will the Expansion Population Receive the Same Benefits as Current SoonerCare Members?
Yes. The expansion population will receive the same coverage as current members.

How Can I Learn More?
Visit for more information, including income requirements for various family sizes.

Have You Scheduled Your Mammogram This Year?

COVID-19 has caused a lot of women to get off schedule for mammograms. Women ages 40-49 should speak with their provider about getting a mammogram. Women over 50 years of age are recommended to get one every two years.

*Eligibility criteria may apply. Contact the SoonerCare helpline for assistance.

Helpful COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Statewide Links:

  • Oklahoma State Department of Health vaccine registration portal.

Oklahoma State Department of Health:

Pharmacies and Urgent Care Clinics

Tribal Citizens:

Check with your tribe, Indian Health Service and local tribes to see if you are eligible to receive a vaccine through them.


Are Your Medications Doing Their Job?

It can be hard to know if your medications are doing enough. It can be especially hard if you are taking lots of daily medications. SoonerCare has a free service that can help! It’s called Medication Therapy Management (MTM), and you can participate if:

  • You are at least 18 years of age, and
  • You are not on Medicare, and
  • You take at least four daily medications, or
  • You had at least one hospital or emergency department admission in the last year (not due to COVID-19 or pregnancy/childbirth).

MTM visits are done by phone. You will talk with a pharmacist about:

  • Maximizing your prescription limit.
  • How to know your medications are working.
  • Medication safety and side effects.
  • Problems you may have with your medications.
  • Medications that should not be taken together.
  • Any questions you may have about your medications.

After your free MTM visit, we will mail you some information about your medications. We will also work with your health care provider to make sure your medications line up with healthy outcomes. We want to help you get the most out of your medications and improve your health!

For more information about MTM, please call the SoonerCare pharmacy helpdesk at 800-522-0114, option 4.

Prenatal Vitamins (PNVs) Are the Building Blocks of a Healthy Pregnancy

SoonerCare makes taking PNVs easy by covering most of them at no cost for female members of childbearing age. They also do not count against your monthly prescription limit.

PNVs vary in the kinds and amounts of vitamins and minerals they contain. Ask your health care provider which PNV is best for you. For additional information, please visit OHCA Pregnancy Services and FAQ: Nutrition During Pregnancy.

Here are some of the most important vitamins and minerals during and after your pregnancy:


Tobacco Cessation
We've Got Your Back

Start Your Summer Tobacco Free! SoonerCare Can Help!

Quit by using your SoonerCare benefits! SoonerCare covers all FDA approved medications to help you quit tobacco. These do not count against the six-prescription per month limit.

Talk to your SoonerCare provider about which options are best for you:

-Nicotine Patch

-Nicotine Gum

-Nicotine Lozenges

-Nicotine Inhaler

-Nicotine Nasal Spray

-Bupropion SR (Zyban/Wellbutrin)

-Varenicline (Chantix)

FREE counseling, patches, gum and lozenges are available through the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline.

My Life, My Quit

Oklahoma teens 13-17 who want to quit vaping, smoking or chewing tobacco can now access FREE tools to help them quit. Evidence links youth tobacco use to addictive behaviors later in life, so it’s critical to get teens the support they need today.

The trained, compassionate coaches at My Life, My Quit provide personalized help to support a tobacco-free life. These services are confidential and do not include patches, gum or lozenges.

Teens can text “Start My Quit” to 36072 for supportive text messages and web chat, or visit to learn more.

Get in Touch

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The SoonerCare and Insure Oklahoma Facebook and Twitter pages are no longer active. Follow Oklahoma Health Care Authority on Facebook and Twitter for updates, new policies, health tips, helpful resources and more! You can find OHCA's profiles by clicking the links below.


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About OHCA


Our vision is for Oklahomans to be healthy and to have access to quality health care services regardless of their ability to pay.


OHCA Core Principles:

Passion for Our Purpose

Empowerment and Accountability

Trust and Transparency


Servant Leadership


The Oklahoma Health Care Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Please submit any questions, comments or content suggestions to Aaron Askew ( from OHCA's strategic communications office: 405-522-7403.

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