By Stephen Nakrosis 

UnitedHealthcare, one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group, on Friday said it was selected by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to administer its statewide Medicaid program, SoonerSelect.

The company said it will begin to administer the program later this year.

UnitedHealthcare said it will work with the state "to deliver self-management care solutions and improve the overall health and well-being of Oklahomans through whole-person, coordinated care, which addresses both medical needs and social services such as support with food, transportation, employment, housing and addiction therapy."

The company said it currently employs almost 1,000 people in Oklahoma.


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