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Oklahoma withdraws block grant proposal following Medicaid expansion vote


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Aug 10, 2013
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The one and only state that expressed interest in pursuing Trump's Medicaid block grant offer has backed off after its voters made clear that they don't want to shrink the program. Instead they'll be expanding it.

Oklahoma withdraws block grant proposal following Medicaid expansion vote
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority has withdrawn plans to revamp part of the state’s Medicaid program under a block grant model.
But SQ 802, which Oklahoma voters narrowly passed in June, prevents state officials from creating restrictions or burdens to limit Medicaid expansion eligibility or enrollment. Charging premiums and imposing work requirements would almost certainly be considered a violation of the state question.

Oklahoma must expand Medicaid by July 1, 2021.
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