Oklahoma voters approve Medicaid expansion at the ballot box

Oklahoma voters narrowly approved a state question to expand Medicaid to cover more low-income residents.

With all precincts reporting Tuesday, State Question 802, which asked voters to expand Medicaid, passed by 6,488 votes.

The question will enshrine Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma’s constitution — effectively preventing Oklahoma’s GOP-controlled Legislature and Republican governor from limiting or undoing the expansion.

After nearly a decade of waiting on politicians to act, Oklahomans decided on Tuesday to take health care into our own hands, Yes on 802 campaign manager Amber England said in a statement.

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