Medicaid Expansion Supporters Launch Campaign Before June Vote

Tuesday, May 26th 2020, 6:51 am
By: Shannon Rousseau


Medicaid expansion supporters in Oklahoma will launch a statewide push Tuesday ahead of the state question vote in June.

The Yes to 802 campaign plans to visit more than 21 communities in the next four days, including Tulsa and Bartlesville on Friday.

The main goal, for what the campaign calls 'community check-ins', is to get medicaid expansion passed. The state question that could make it happen is on the primary ballot in late June. If passed, it would expand Medicaid to cover 200,000 Oklahomans. 

During this week's community check-ins, organizers will meet with different grassroots advocates who helped gather enough signatures last year to put state question 802 on the ballot.

Supporters will pass out yard signs, bumper stickers, and overall information to the community about the June 30 primary election.

"This campaign is made up of Oklahomans from every corner of the state. They've worked very, very hard to get on the ballot, and it's time for Oklahomans to decide this issue," said Amber England with Yes On 802, a self-proclaimed community organization fighting to get Medicaid expansion passed.

The first community check-in will be in Oklahoma City at 8 a.m. Tuesday; the final stop will be in Tulsa at 3:45 p.m. Friday.

For a full list of the planned stops across Oklahoma, click here.