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Legislature passes bills to boost Medicaid funding


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Republican-controlled Oklahoma Legislature gave final approval Friday to two separate measures designed to boost funding for the state's Medicaid program.

The House narrowly approved a bill that will increase a fee that hospitals pay from 2.5% to 4% that would generate about $134 million annually to help fund the state's share of Gov. Kevin Stitt's proposed Medicaid expansion, dubbed Soonercare 2.0.

Stitt wants to take advantage of a block-grant-style Medicaid expansion offered by the Trump administration that would give states more control over Medicaid in excha...

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