New Oklahoma prescription drug plan

By: First News Email
By: First News Email

OKLAHOMA -- A new Oklahoma prescription drug plan was approved Friday

The Oklahoma State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board, that oversees health insurance coverage for thousands of state workers and teachers approved a new prescription drug plan as part of an agreement with local pharmacy groups.

The plan is predicted to save the state $33 million dollars. Previously, the board approved a plan that would use mail-order service and preferred network pharmacies.

The original plan, that was expected to save the state $15 million dollars, sparked outrage from smaller independent pharmacies who claimed it would hurt their businesses.

Several State leaders say they are happy the two groups have made a decision together.

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