Oklahoma Voters Apparently Pass Medicaid Expansion in Major Rebuke to Republicans

elections.ap.org/… The Associated Press has called a narrow victory in a vote to expand Medicaid by constitutional amendment in Oklahoma, one of the most Republican states. With all precincts reporting, the vote has 50.48% or 340,279 voting “Yes” for the amendment, and 333,761 voting against. The urban counties, primarily Oklahoma County and Tulsa County, outvoted the rural areas that…

Medicaid Expansion Qualifies for Oklahoma Ballot

http://www.msn.com/… Oklahoma Attorney General Michael Rogers has notified Governor Kevin Stitt that an initiative to expand Medicaid has qualified to be placed on the ballot this year. More than enough valid signatures were collected in the fall to require a vote which will be known as State Question 802. Stitt, a Republican who opposes expansion,…

Republicans betray their gray-haired base with Trumpcare

Ever since Donald Trump’s shocking victory on Election Day, press, pundits, and pollsters have engaged in a furious debate about which voters propelled him to the White House. Was Trump’s win the revenge of the “guns and bitter crowd” in the Rust Belt, the white working-class voters whose racism, xenophobia and/or “economic anxiety” led them…

Falling Through the Cracks: My Healthcare Marketplace Story

I'm one of the people who won't be getting health insurance through the Affordable Care Act next year. I would really like to have insurance, but it's not possible. I'm currently part time employed as a substitute teacher in Michigan. This is not by choice, I live in an area where there simply are no…