After years of legislative inaction, voters say yes to Medicaid expansion
July 5, 2020
After years of debate and aborted legislative proposals, voters have done what Oklahoma lawmakers have long resisted.
With a razor-thin 50.5% of the vote, Oklahomans approved a state question Tuesday to expand the state's Medicaid program and extend health coverage to an estimated 215,000 low-income adults.
Tuesday's vote capped off a long-running and high-stakes dispute in the State Capitol over whether Oklahoma should join the 36 other states that have accepted the expansion, a key part of former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2012 state...