Governor's Office to Release Emails on Medicaid

Mar 29, 2013

Governor Fallin
Credit State of Oklahoma-File photo

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin's office plans to release thousands of documents connected to her decision to reject an expansion of Medicaid that would have provided health insurance to an estimated 200,000 working poor in Oklahoma.

An attorney in Fallin's office, Rebecca Frazier, notified The Associated Press that the documents would be released on Friday.

The AP is one of several media outlets in Oklahoma that requested the documents under the state's Open Records Act.

Despite support from hospital and medical officials, Fallin in November rejected the option under the federal health care law to expand the state's Medicaid program to include Oklahomans earning up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level.

Fallin claimed the expansion would be too costly both to the state and the federal government.

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