Attorney general seeks to rework Medicaid expansion petition
The Associated Press and The Oklahoman - May 25, 2019 10:00 am
(Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma attorney general’s office says that the state Supreme Court should reject a proposed petition to expand Medicaid because the summary contradicts the body of the petition concerning income eligibility for the public health insurance program.
The petition was filed on behalf of two residents in April. It would modify Oklahoma’s constitution to extend the federal-state health insurance program to eligible low-income adults.
The Oklahoman reports that the attorney general’s office said in a court briefing on Thursday that the proposed petition is otherwise constitutional.
The petition’s supporters also filed a brief with the court on Thursday, insisting that the Supreme Court maintain the petition’s language and its constitutionality.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court is slated to hear the case’s oral arguments on June 18th before making a decision at a later date.