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Oklahoma governor, GOP leaders open to Medicaid expansion


January 31, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's new Republican governor and GOP leaders in the House and Senate expressed willingness on Wednesday to consider some version of a Medicaid expansion that would extend health insurance to tens of thousands of Oklahoma's uninsured.

Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt opposed the idea on the campaign trail but told reporters Wednesday during The Associated Press' annual legislative forum that he was open to the concept if the state was given enough flexibility.

"I'm going to be very careful where I don't put Oklahoma in a tough situation ... where we're stuck providing...

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