Medicaid expansion campaign begins 4-day, 21-city tour of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A group of Oklahomans is starting a four-day, 21-city trip urging voters to say yes to State Question 802 in June. State Question 802 would expand Medicaid in Oklahoma – a move that ‘s received criticism from some, including Governor Kevin Stitt. However, others say Oklahomans are ready to make the […]

State question to expand Medicaid in Oklahoma to appear on June ballot

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – As Oklahoma officials work on creating a plan to reopen the state following the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Kevin Stitt has announced when Oklahoma voters will be able to voice their opinions on Medicaid expansion. In recent years, there has been a push across the state to expand Medicaid in the Sooner […]

Petitioners want Medicaid expansion vote date set

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Could we be seeing a date set for a vote on expanding Medicaid? Expansion supporters tried to take matters into their own hands Wednesday, March 4, and force Gov. Kevin Stitt to set a vote date. Affordable Care Medicaid supporters say getting care is imperative to the lives of thousands of […]

Group calling on Oklahoma governor to set election date for Medicaid expansion vote

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – An Oklahoma advocacy group is pushing for Governor Kevin Stitt to set a date for an election regarding Medicaid expansion in the Sooner State. In recent years, there has been a push across the state to expand Medicaid in Oklahoma. Since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2014, Oklahoma has […]

Joint resolution to change petition process in Oklahoma passes House

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Legislatures are making a new push to change state petition law.  The number of signatures a petition needs is based off the number of people who voted in the last gubernatorial election.  Right now that number is around 178,000.  Under the current law, those signatures can come from anywhere in the […]

Oklahoma congresswoman announces support for group’s push to expand Medicaid

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – As Oklahoma officials and the public weigh the pros and cons of Medicaid expansion, a congresswoman from Oklahoma is voicing her support for the move. In recent years, there has been a push across the state to expand Medicaid in the Sooner State. Since the Affordable Care Act was passed in […]

One from nursing home dead, another in the hospital after positive COVID-19 tests

NORMAN, Okla. (KFOR) – A woman in her 60s with no prior health concerns died Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19. The woman lived at Grace Skilled Nursing and Therapy in Norman. There was another person from the same nursing home who is still in the hospital after also testing positive for the virus. The […]

Oklahoma House Democrats want to bring back tax credit

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – As the Oklahoma legislative session enters its second week, Democrats in the Oklahoma House of Representatives are laying out their plans for the session. Organizers say standard Medicaid expansion, continued criminal justice reform, more spending on Oklahoma students, and reinstating a tax break were all key parts of the Democrats’ wish […]

State leaders react to Governor Stitt's new Medicaid plan

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Gov. Kevin Stitt announced a new plan for Medicaid in the state on Thursday morning. The announcement comes months after thousands of Oklahomans signed a petition in favor of Medicaid expansion. But some state leaders are saying State Question 802 and Stitt’s new plan can’t coincide. “If there’s a state question […]

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