Governor sets June election for Medicaid expansion question
The Associated Press - April 18, 2020 11:27 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has set a June 30th election date for voters to decide whether to expand Medicaid health coverage to more Oklahomans. Stitt issued a proclamation on Friday to place State Question 802 on the June 30th primary election ballot.
A Medicaid expansion would extend health insurance to adults who earn up to 133% of the federal poverty level, or $34,846 for a family of four. The Health Care Authority estimates about 220,000 Oklahomans would immediately qualify for coverage. Stitt wants to pursue a block-grant-style Medicaid expansion offered by the the federal government.