Tulsa League members were at the Rally to Expand Medicaid at the Capitol.
On Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Coalition for Medicaid Expansion (CFME) sponsored a rally at the Oklahoma State Capitol in response to Governor Fallin’s decision to reject Medicaid Expansion for Oklahoma. Members of the League of Women Voters were there to support the call for expansion of Medicaid.
Speakers at the rally included Oklahoma State Representative Doug Cox of Grove, a Republican physician who sees the need for access to healthcare on a daily basis; Oklahoma State Senator Connie Johnson, who spoke about the basic human right to healthcare, and Oklahoma State Senator Jabar Shumate of Tulsa, who said that access to healthcare is a civil rights issue.
The League supports Health Care for All
The League of Women Voters has a long history of supporting universal health care. Read more about the League’s work here. Expansion of Medicaid is an important opportunity to provide basic health care for more Oklahomans, especially those with limited incomes.