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New OK Bill Could Impact Healthcare Coverage

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KWTV) - Senate Bill 478, a bill that would allow insurance companies from out of state to sell policies to people in Oklahoma, has some Oklahomans worried about their health care coverage.

"You know, we can't choose which conditions we get, so I don't know how we can choose which conditions we want to pay for," advocate Autumn Ryan said. "If employers are given a choice to select a company from Oklahoma that might be more expensive but covers all of our mandates, they're probably going to go with one from a different state that has less state-mandated options,' Ryan said.

Oklahoma mandated coverage ranges from diabetic self-care to cancer screenings, well-woman exams, immunizations, and post-operative care for breast cancer patients.

"The mandates they have are included here that could be mandates we don't have," Broken Arrow Senator Bill Brown said. "What we're trying to do is bring down costs, and by more competition, that's all this bill does."

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