With all the grumblings nationally and within states about the high costs of Medicaid, OHCA has earned a real pat-on-the-back that is likely to be missed. It should be of no surprise to any reader….or voter…that Medicaid roles have swelled in all states during the current recession. What is of surprise is that while Oklahoma’s Medicaid roles have increased during the last 5 years by 6.6% in new ‘members’, the cost of Medicaid services to these working poor, uninsured, foster youth, etc. has only increased 1.2%/per member cost. I don’t know about you, but my personal insurance premium goes up 5-11%/year! GREAT JOB, Health Care Authority!