Oklahoma voters approve Medicaid expansion as coronavirus cases climb

Politico (USA) | Jul 1, 2020 at 2:51 AM
  • Oklahoma voters on Tuesday narrowly approved a ballot measure to extend Medicaid to tens of thousands of poor adults, making their state the first to expand government-backed health insurance during the pandemic.
  • Oklahoma has become the fifth state where voters defied Republican leaders to expand Medicaid through the ballot.
  • The ballot measure requires the state to expand Medicaid by July 1, 2021.