OKLAHOMA CITY —A local group is demanding answers about millions in nursing home funds diverted from health care.
Members of A Perfect Cause said they will expose corruption caused by the nursing home industry and state agencies. On Thursday, the group invited the governor to its next meeting.
Wes Bledsoe said he’s reached out to Gov. Kevin Stitt repeatedly since before he took office in January until now, about the lack of oversight regarding nursing home patient care funding.
“He’s unresponsive while thousands of people are dying while millions of dollars are being diverted away from their care,” Bledsoe said.
Bledsoe said it’s time for nursing home operators to be investigated after the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services rejected $275 million in funds to improve patient and resident care. He said there needs to be more oversight, and he’s inviting the governor to a meeting next week, at which he plans to expose years of scandal and fraud at the hands of state agencies.
“It’s going to shock and awe the audience who is there. They will be overwhelmed by the information that they see about the scandalous actions,” Bledsoe said.
KOCO 5 contacted the governor’s office several times and have not gotten a response.
The meeting, which is open to the public, will take place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Metro Tech’s Springlake Campus Auditorium, at 1900 Springlake Drive in Oklahoma City.