Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman issued the following statement Friday after the Oklahoma State and Education Group Insurance Board (OSEEGIB) pharmacy plan vote:
Fridays vote to adopt a new prescription drug plan for state employees was the result of thoughtful cooperation between the public and private sectors to ensure members will have the option of supporting home town pharmacies while enjoying significant savings.
OSEEGIB is leading by example just like any small business does, the Board encouraged competition to lower costs while providing a quality product.
This vote means members will see $6.7 million in savings, while the state will save $13.1 million. This is good news for Oklahoma taxpayers and for Health Choice members throughout the state, especially in our rural communities.