Oklahoma Governor, GOP leaders embrace Medicaid expansion

The Associated Press - February 2, 2020 9:26 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s Republican leaders have signaled a willingness to expand Medicaid to cover more low-income adults after a decade of opposition. However, Oklahoma voters will have the final say on exactly what that expansion looks like.

Gov. Kevin Stitt is embracing a proposal from the White House administration to expand health coverage for the working poor that would give states more control over spending, but cap how much the feds kick in. Republican leaders in the House and Senate say they’re excited to work with Stitt on the plan, which will be hammered out during the legislative session that starts on Monday.


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