Countdown To Care: Medicaid Expansion in Oklahoma


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➡️ (Flyer) Raise awareness about Medicaid expansion enrollment

➡️ (PDF) CoverOK Medicaid Expansion Enrollment Guide: How to Apply for SoonerCare (also available in Spanish)

➡️ (Video) CoverOK Medicaid Expansion Enrollment Guide: How to Apply for SoonerCare

➡️ Watch and share Countdown to Care events listed below


Time for Care: Celebrating Medicaid Expansion

Thanks to voter-approved Medicaid expansion, more than 100,000 Oklahomans will finally have health care coverage starting on July 1. To celebrate this historic milestone, Oklahoma Policy Institute is hosting a June 30 event to reflect on the journey to this point and how it will positively impact our state moving forward. 

Speakers scheduled to participate are: Patti Davis (President of Oklahoma Hospital Association), Lisa Turner (CEO of The Arc of Oklahoma), Dana Bacon (Leukemia Lymphoma Society), Sarah Rivin (American Heart Association), Charlie Gagen (American Lung Association), Matt Glanville (American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network); Amber England (Yes on 802 Campaign Manager); Steve Goldman (Legal Aid); Whitney Cipolla (Mental Health Association Oklahoma); Carly Putnam (Policy Director for OK Policy); Emma Morris (Health Care and Revenue Policy Analyst for OK Policy); and Angela Monson (Legislative and Outreach Director for OK Policy). 

To learn more about this event, read our press release: OK Policy to host June 30 event to celebrate Medicaid expansion, provide resources for Oklahomans


Connecting to Health Care: The Ins and Outs of Enrolling for Medicaid Expansion

Learn how you or your organization can help connect Oklahomans to health care. This event was held on Tuesday, May 25 at 6:30 pm. Watch the event recording below. 

View and download presentation slides.

Panelists included:

  • Steve Goldman, Enrollment Navigator, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
  • Cassidy Heit, Director of Communications and Strategic Initiatives, Oklahoma Primary Care Association
  • Cindy Alexander, Co-leader & Founder, Indivisible Stillwater
  • Moderator: Whitney Cipolla, Advocacy Specialist, Mental Health Association Oklahoma

This event is co-hosted by the CoverOK Coalition. We are excited that Oklahoma will expand health coverage in 2021, but we need your support and participation to ensure an effective and accessible expansion. For more information or to join the coalition, visit

To learn more about this event, read our press release: May 25 online event will help provide resources to help individuals, organizations connect Oklahomans to health care


Event: American Indian Health Care Spotlight

The American Indian Health Care Spotlight to discussed current health care options and how Medicaid expansion will expand access for tribal citizens. The panel discussion was followed by live Q&A. This event was held on April 29, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Watch the event recording below.

Panelists included:

  • Yvonne Myers, ACA/Medicaid Consultant, Citizen Potawatomi Nation
  • Robyn Sunday-Allen, CEO, Oklahoma City Indian Clinic
  • Kasie Nichols, Self Governance Director, Citizen Potawatomi Nation

Read our American Indian Health Care Spotlight event press release to learn more.


Kickoff Event: Medicaid Expansion in Oklahoma

Oklahoma will expand Medicaid coverage by July 1. Join OK Policy as we count down to this important milestone that will connect thousands of Oklahomans with much-needed health care. This event was held on March 24, 2021. Watch the event recording below.

This event featured Oklahomans sharing:

  • How Medicaid expansion helps our state
  • Why Medicaid coverage will be life-changing
  • How to raise awareness in your communities


Countdown to Care: Oklahoma Expands Medicaid

Oklahoma voters’ decision to approve Medicaid expansion is a monumental step forward for health care in our state.

As Oklahoma approaches the July 1 deadline for implementing Medicaid expansion, it will be a cause for celebration for hundreds of thousands of our friends, neighbors, and families who previously have been unable to see a doctor or fill a prescription without risking their financial security.

In the months leading up to July 1, OK Policy will be hosting a “Countdown to Care” to raise awareness about the value of Medicaid expansion, as well as the need to ensure that implementation is done to provide maximum impact for the state and those Oklahomans who urgently need health care.