The state Medicaid director announced his resignation Monday in a letter to the agency’s board, noting it was the “right time to explore options in the private sector.”
Oklahoma Health Care Authority CEO Nico Gomez, 44, told the board in his letter that he was stepping down after 20 years of public service, the past 16 years spent at the authority.
Gomez has been CEO of the authority for almost four years. His base salary is $152,000, which doesn’t include longevity pay.
The health care authority administers Oklahoma’s Medicaid program, SoonerCare, which provides health care services to 800,000 low-income Oklahomans, including 523,000 children. Thousands of Oklahomans with disabilities and serious medical conditions depend on the program.
The authority board is expected to discuss his resignation at its next meeting Sept. 8.
Gomez said he would like for his last day as authority CEO to be Sept. 30.
Gomez did not respond to a request for comment from The …
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