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Our biggest crisis: funding Medicaid expansion


February 3, 2021

The First Session of the 58th Legislature is finally upon us, and the Senate, House and governor are going to have to work together to address some pressing issues in our state, many stemming from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

In my opinion, the biggest crisis we will address is funding Medicaid expansion that was passed by Oklahoma voters last June when State Question 802 was approved. While we are dealing with a shaky economy, we will need to determine the best way to fund expansion, which will cost the state anywhere from an estimated $160 to $247 million. I have been communicating wit...

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