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

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Jackie Fortier
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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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Catherine Sweeney grew up in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and attended Oklahoma State University. She has covered local, state and federal government for outlets in Oklahoma, Colorado and Washington, D.C.
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