Yes To 802 Campaign Submits Signatures For Oklahoma Medicaid Ballot Question

Thursday, October 24th 2019, 7:30 am
By: News On 6

More than 313,000 signatures have been submitted for a statewide Medicaid initiative, volunteers for Yes on 802 said Thursday.

They submitted the signatures to the Secretary of State's office which will count and validate the signatures.

Yes on 802's aim is to have a state question for Medicaid expansion on the 2020 ballot. 

If approved by voters, the ballot measure would bring more than a billion of Oklahomans’ tax dollars back from Washington every year to keep rural hospitals open and provide a healthcare solution for thousands of single parents, rural residents, Oklahomans nearing retirement, and working citizens who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid and too little to afford coverage.

Nearly 200,000 Oklahomans would receive access to healthcare.

If this does get approved by the Secretary of State, added to the ballot, and approved then those needing and receiving Medicaid could see changes as soon as July 1st of 2020.