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Nearly 100,000 Newly-Eligible Oklahomans Have Enrolled For Medicaid During First Week Of Expansion

Jackie Fortier
StateImpact Oklahoma
A registered voter signs the petition to put Medicaid expansion on the ballot in Oklahoma in 2019.

About a week into sign ups, 100,000 Oklahomans have enrolled in Medicaid expansion.


More than a decade after the Affordable Care Act’s passage made it possible, Oklahoma opted into Medicaid expansion when voters passed State Question 802.


Enrollment opened last week. In the 7 days since, about 100,000 working adults have submitted applications and qualified. Oklahoma Health Care Authority projections estimated 200,000 working adults qualify in total.


Coverage begins July 1 for those who are accepted. For eligibility information and to apply, see www.mysoonercare.org.


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