Thurs., Jan. 20, 2011, Noon to 1 p.m.
The Economics of Health Care Reform
Oklahoma History Center, Chesapeake Room
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr. Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Mike Fogarty, Chief Executive Officer
Oklahoma Health Care Authority
OKDHS Vertically Integrated Services Divisions
About the Speaker:
Mike Fogarty is the Chief Executive Officer of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. OHCA administers the Oklahoma SoonerCare Programs, serving nearly 800,000 Oklahomans with a budget of greater than $4.5 billion. He joined the agency in 1995 as the State Medicaid Director and Chief Operating Officer
His graduate education includes a master of social work from the University of Oklahoma and juris doctorate from Oklahoma City University.
Fogarty's public service career began in 1971 as a social worker for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. In 1979 he joined the legislative staff of the newly elected US Senator David Boren. He returned to Oklahoma as the Deputy Director of OKDHS and in 1983 became the Medicaid Director. From 1987 to 1994, Fogarty maintained a private law practice and also owned and operated nursing facilities in Oklahoma.
Fogarty plays a leadership role as Oklahoma prepares to implement national health reform and bring public and private health insurance coverage to Oklahomans who lack access to affordable coverage.
Uninsured in Oklahoma - The Hidden Cost to You (.pdf, 2 pp, KB) (Opens in new window.)
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