An Oklahoma candidate for governor is petitioning the state’s US senators to not support the new federal health care bill.
Democrat Drew Edmondson started that petition online, saying the bill would close hospitals if it goes through. Senate leaders say they hope to put the bill to a vote this week.
Edmondson says he hopes to change the minds of Oklahoma’s senators, with the petition addressed to James Lankford and Jim Inhofe. The bill would phase out expanding funding for Medicaid, which would impact more than 800,000 Oklahomans.
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