A voting sign at University Lutheran Church on Aug. 28, 2018. Early voting for the June 30 primary begins June 25. State Question 802, which would expand Medicaid to more people across the state, will appear on the Oklahoma primary ballot this year.
The state question would provide healthcare to Oklahomans whose employers don’t provide insurance, as well as those who earn less than 133 percent of the Federal Poverty Level.
Oklahomans Decide Healthcare leads the charge of residents who are hoping to expand health coverage in this year’s election. According to their website , the organization says in addition to helping over 200,000 Oklahomans who can’t afford medical coverage, the acceptance of the state question would bring back $1 billion from Washington, D.C. to Oklahoma each year to aid the economy.
“We’re very hopeful that we’ve run a strong campaign and that momentum is on our side but we’re taking nothing for granted, and so that’s why we’re campaigning until the very last possible second,” said Amber England, campaign manager for Oklahomans Decide Healthcare. “It’s important that voters know going into election day that we are really on the cusp of being able to do something so impactful for generations to […]
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