Medicaid expansion may become ballot initiative, according to policy group, lawmaker
Oklahomans likely will get to vote on Medicaid expansion should lawmakers fail to act, a state lawmaker and the head of a policy group said Thursday.
“I know there is a move afoot,” said David Blatt, Oklahoma Policy Institute executive director. “I know there is an intention to file a petition.” Blatt said his organization has been involved in some of the conversations, but is not leading the effort.
“Substantial work” has been done to get ready to file a petition to get it on the ballot, Blatt said.
Rep. Marcus McEntire, R-Duncan, said he is certain a petition will be filed if lawmakers fail to take action.