At Heart of Medicaid Expansion Vote: What Program Would Cost Oklahoma

Oklahoma Watch

By: Trevor Brown

In a recent video ad opposing a state question to expand Medicaid, a hammer comes crashing down on a pink piggy bank as a voice warns that approving the proposal will lead to “higher taxes and cuts to core services.”… “There have been multiple studies in individual states and nationally looking at the effect on state budgets,” said Adam Searing, an associate professor at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy’s Center for Children and Families. “There is overwhelming evidence that the effect has been neutral, minimal or positive.”

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