Obama era Medicaid expansion keeps gaining ground

The Associated Press - August 8, 2020 12:06 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The President is still trying to overturn “Obamacare,” officially known as the Affordable Care Act, but his predecessor’s health care law keeps gaining ground in places where it was once unwelcome.

Missouri voters this week approved Medicaid expansion by a 53% to 47% margin, making the conservative state the seventh to do so under the current Presidential administration. The Republican President readily carried Missouri in 2016, but the Medicaid vote came as more people have been losing health insurance in a shaky coronavirus economy.

Missouri’s vote now leaves only a dozen states opposed to using the federal-state health program for covering more low-income adults, mainly people working jobs that don’t provide health care.

Oklahoma voters approved a Medicaid expansion earlier this year.


Latest Stories

NOC Roustabouts to Appear at Full Moon Concert

The “NOC Roustabouts” will command the stage for the final Full Moon Concert of the season,...

Ponca City VFW Post #1201 Holiday Market Coming in December

The Ponca City VFW Post #1201 will have the First Annual Holiday Market. Vendor’s can sign-up...

Oklahoma Sports ‘Biological Sex Affidavit’ Raises Questions

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — J.D. Runnels and his son, James, share a love for football. Runnels...