According to Ali Canada, if Mary Fallin – governor of Oklahoma does not accept Medicaid Expansion program, then all medical programs within the state that are federally funded may get cut off. This could mean shut down of Rural hospitals in Oklahoma. Mr. Canada added that he believes the deadline date for Governor Fallin to expand medicaid is December 31, 2013. Canada also said that even the most conservative governor in the nation – Jan Brewer, has decided to expand medicaid.
Ali Canada is 1 of the organizers for Coalition for Medicaid Expansion.
The event was videoed at Chadick Park on July 27, 2013 and coordinated by Coalition for Medicaid Expansion. The group organized a Motorcade for Medicaid which toured 12 Oklahoma cities/towns in a single day. McAlester, Oklahoma was its last stop.