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Politics Oklahoma voters narrowly approve Medicaid expansion

08:26  01 july  2020
08:26  01 july  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Voters in traditionally Republican Oklahoma narrowly passed a ballot measure to extend Medicaid benefits to 200,000 low-income adults in a vote testing the popularity of the Affordable Care Act Oklahoma voters on Tuesday, June 30 narrowly approved Yes on 802 to expand Medicaid .

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Oklahoma voters narrowly approved a ballot measure on Tuesday to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), defying Republican state and federal officials who have long opposed such a move.

a close up of text on a black background: Oklahoma voters narrowly approve Medicaid expansion © The Hill Oklahoma voters narrowly approve Medicaid expansion

The ballot measure passed by only a few thousand votes, prevailing by 50.5 percent to 49.5 percent who opposed it.

Still, it makes Oklahoma the fifth state controlled by Republicans to approve Medicaid expansion through a ballot measure, joining the ranks of Idaho, Maine, Nebraska and Utah.

The ballot initiative has taken on an increased urgency amid the coronavirus pandemic and its resulting economic fallout. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs in recent months, leaving many without health insurance at a time when coverage is needed more than ever.

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Medicaid expansion states : Key takeaways. 35 states and DC have accepted federal funding to expand Medicaid under the ACA. In Maine, Utah, and Idaho, Medicaid expansion has come about as a result of ballot initiatives approved by voters .

State Question 802, the Oklahoma Medicaid Expansion Initiative, is on the ballot in Oklahoma as The new Article would expand Oklahoma 's Medicaid program to include certain low-income adults In January, voters in Oregon approved Measure 101, thereby upholding 2017 legislation to provide

The Medicaid expansion could extend health coverage to roughly 200,000 low-income Oklahomans. The expansion will allow upwards of $1 billion in federal funds to flow into Oklahoma, while the state would pick up only a small percentage of the cost.


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