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More than 100K Oklahomans sign up under Medicaid expansion


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 100,000 Oklahomans have qualified for Medicaid since enrollment began this month under an expansion of the program that voters approved last year, state officials said Friday.

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority, which oversees the Medicaid program, reported that 101,001 state residents have already qualified for benefits, including about 60,000 from urban areas and more than 41,000 from rural Oklahoma. Benefits will begin July 1.

After a decade of Republican resistance, Oklahoma voters narrowly approved a constitutional amendment last year to expand eligibil...

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