Oklahoma Voters Narrowly Approve Medicaid Expansion

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Voters in Oklahoma approve the expansion of Medicaid in a narrow vote

Voters in Oklahoma have approved the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, a move that Republican lawmakers have long opposed, according to The Hill.

  • The measure passed by only a few thousand votes, winning with 50.5 percent for the expansion while 49.5 percent opposed it.
  • The passage of the measure makes Oklahoma the fifth Republican-controlled state to approve the expansion of Medicaid through a ballot measure.
  • The expansion could extend coverage to approximately 200,000 low-income Oklahomans and would allow upward of $1 billion in federal funding to come to Oklahoma.

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