Okla. governor's office delays release of emails

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin's office has delayed the release of 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 several media outlets early Friday that the delay was related to a technical difficulty. The office is expected to release more than 50,000 documents.

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.

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

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