Washington, DC — Last night, Oklahoma passed a ballot measure to implement Medicaid expansion, bringing health care to an additional 200,000 Oklahomans. Despite intense opposition by state Republicans, Oklahoma voters made clear that they wanted to expand Medicaid, a key provision of the Affordable Care Act that has already provided health care to 16 million Americans nationwide. In response to the vote, Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse issued the following statement:

“Oklahomans’ vote to expand Medicaid is a rebuke of Donald Trump’s war on health care. Voters in this deep red state passed Medicaid expansion, a key aspect of Obamacare, because they want expanded access to health care and are fed up with President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus crisis and his lawsuit that would rip their health care away. As a result of Medicaid expansion, more than 200,000 Oklahomans will now have access to lifesaving treatment and coverage, which has never been more important as Americans grapple with the worst public health crisis in a century.” 

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Forbes: Medicaid Expansion Wins In Red State Oklahoma

Associated Press: Oklahoma Voters Narrowly Approve Medicaid Expansion

Politico: Oklahoma Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion as Coronavirus Cases Climb

The Oklahoman: Oklahoma Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion at the Ballot Box

Raw Story: ‘The People Have Spoken’: Thwarting GOP Push For Cuts, Oklahoma Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion

Courthouse News Service: Oklahoma Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion

HuffPost: Oklahoma Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion For 200,000