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Oklahoma governor names Corbett director of Medicaid agency

AP-OK | August 5

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has appointed businessman Kevin Corbett to be director of the state’s Medicaid agency.

Stitt announced Monday that Corbett will take over as director of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority on Aug. 15. His appointment will require Senate confirmation after the Oklahoma Legislature convenes in February.

Corbett is a certified public accountant who previously served as interim chief financial officer of an Oklahoma City-based water infrastructure company. He spent 38 years with the Ernst & Young before retiring in 2017 as senior partner.

Corbett succeeds former OHCA CEO Becky Pasternik-Ikard, who has led the agency since 2016.

The OHCA administers health care services to more than 800,000 Oklahomans enrolled in the state Medicaid program and Insure Oklahoma, which helps small businesses provide health insurance to their employees.

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