What's at stake
Right now, too many Oklahomans work at jobs that don’t offer health insurance, forcing hundreds of thousands of our neighbors and family members to choose between life-saving care and putting food on the table.
Expanding Medicaid will change that for nearly 200,000 Oklahomans, making our families healthier and our economy stronger. It will deliver healthcare to those who need it, including many parents, seniors, and hardworking folks who earn less than $17,000 a year. It will also bring more than a billion of our tax dollars home from Washington, D.C. every year to create jobs, boost our economy, and keep our rural hospitals open. That’s money that 36 other states that have expanded Medicaid get, but Oklahoma has lost out on for years.
It’s why we gathered 313,677 signatures — the most in Oklahoma history — to put Medicaid expansion on the ballot, and why we need your help. Join us in supporting Yes On 802 — a citizen-lead movement that lets voters decide what’s best.
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Who does Medicaid expansion help?
Medicaid expansion would help Oklahomans struggling to get by — like individuals making less than $17,000 a year or a family of three making less than $29,000.
People who would be covered by Medicaid expansion include parents who work hard at jobs that don’t offer insurance, seniors nearing retirement who have lost their healthcare, and Oklahomans who are trapped in the coverage gap –meaning they make too much money to qualify for Medicaid but too little to afford care on the insurance exchange.
Medicaid expansion provides a lifeline for Oklahoma families who are slipping through the cracks in our healthcare system and it halts the agonizing choice that too many families face when deciding if they can afford critical medical care — like heart medicine or cancer treatments.
How would it help our economy?
Expanding Medicaid would bring more than a billion of our dollars back to Oklahoma every year. The money we pay in federal taxes now is already paying for healthcare in states like New York and California. It’s time to bring our tax dollars home to help Oklahomans instead — to boost our economy and keep our rural hospitals open, creating and saving good paying jobs right here in our state.