• Oklahoma voters approve Medicaid expansion as coronavirus cases climb

    2 days ago - By Politico

    Oklahoma voters on Tuesday narrowly approved a ballot measure to extend Medicaid to tens of thousands of poor adults, making their state the first to expand government-backed health insurance during the pandemic.
    The vote, which passed with 50.5 percent support, also throws a wrench in the Trump administration's plan to make Oklahoma the first state to receive its permission to cap Medicaid spending , a longtime goal of conservatives hoping to constrain the safety-net entitlement program.
    Oklahoma has become the fifth state where voters defied Republican leaders to expand Medicaid through...
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  • Oklahoma voters approve Medicaid expansion at the ballot box

    Oklahoma voters approve Medicaid expansion at the ballot box

    2 days ago - By News OK

    By Carmen Forman
    Staff writer cforman oklahoman.com Oklahoma voters narrowly approved a state question to expand Medicaid to cover more low-income residents.
    With all precincts reporting Tuesday, State Question 802, which asked voters to expand Medicaid, passed by 6,488 votes.
    The question will enshrine Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma's constitution - effectively preventing Oklahoma's GOP-controlled Legislature and Republican governor from limiting or undoing the expansion.
    Yes on 802 campaign manager Amber England said today is a day the campaign's volunteers and supporters have wanted for...
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  • Oklahoma voters approve Medicaid expansion at the ballot

    Oklahoma voters approve Medicaid expansion at the ballot

    2 days ago - By News OK

    By Carmen Forman
    Staff writer cforman oklahoman.com Oklahoma voters narrowly approved a state question to expand Medicaid to cover more low-income residents.
    With 99% of precincts reporting, State Question 802, which asked voters to expand Medicaid, is poised to pass by roughly 6,740 votes.
    The question will enshrine Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma's constitution - effectively preventing Oklahoma's GOP-controlled Legislature and Republican governor from limiting or undoing the expansion.
    Many of the state's rural counties opposed the measure at the ballot box.
    Yes on 802 campaign manager...
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