Should Oklahoma Reroute Public Health Funding To Pay For Medicaid Expansion?
KGOU October 26, 2020
One of two state questions on the general election ballot, State Question 814 would reroute public health funding to Medicaid expansion. Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton with Oklahoma Engaged explains the proposal and where the money would come from.
SQ 814 would allow TSET funding to be used for Medicaid expansion
The Lawton Constitution October 25, 2020
State Question 814 would allow the State of Oklahoma to cover its share of the cost of additional Medicaid coverage by reapportioning funding from Oklahoma’s tobacco settlement fund.
Reader: Vote No on SQ 814
Muskogee Phoenix October 24, 2020
If you made it to the end of Steve Fair’s Oct. 16 column asking Oklahomans to vote yes on State Question 814, you saw that he provided one of the chief reasons why I’m voting no: We can’t fully trust that the funds would pay for Medicaid expansion.
ELECTION PREVIEW: State Question 814
KSWO October 23, 2020
LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) - Oklahoma voters will soon be deciding whether to change the way the state’s tobacco settlement money is distributed.
Your questions about State Question 814 answered
The Oklahoman October 13, 2020
The complexity of the measure and lack of widespread attention has some Oklahomans wondering what exactly SQ 814 is asking. Here’s what you should know before you vote.
Overhaul of constitutionally protected tobacco settlement on ballot
The Norman Transcript October 9, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY — As lawmakers grapple with how to fund Medicaid expansion, voters must decide whether they want to overhaul the state’s constitutionally protected tobacco settlement.
Medicaid expansion leads to battle over TSET funds in SQ 814
Oklahoma’s News 4 October 7, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – There is a state question on the ballot next month that legislators say will help pay for Medicaid expansion, but opponents say it’s taking money away from the fight to stop smoking in Oklahoma.
Leading Health Organizations Form Coalition Opposing State Question 814
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network October 5, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY — Vote no: 814 is not OK. That’s the message a group of leading national health organizations has for Oklahomans Vote no on 814 with Oklahoma outlineconsidering a constitutional amendment that endangers years of critical cancer research and lifesaving tobacco prevention efforts.
POLITICAL ROUNDUP: Local party leaders have mixed feelings on S.Q. 814
Tahlequah Daily Press October 3, 2020
Oklahoma residents will have two ballot questions in November when they head to the polls to vote - including one that would shift dollars from the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund to the Oklahoma Legislature, if passed.
Voters to decide state questions on criminal justice, Medicaid
Tulsa World September 28, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma residents on Nov. 3 will decide the fate of a criminal justice reform measure.
What is SQ 814?
The Claremore Daily Progress September 20, 2020
In November, voters will be asked to weigh in on State Question 814—though less than 60 days from the election little has been said about the legislative referendum.
Point of View: Oklahoma's TSET doesn't need changing
The Oklahoman May 11, 2020
Twenty years ago, Oklahoma was the first state to constitutionally protect the funds it receives every year from Big Tobacco.