Study: Oklahoma ranks among lowest states for health insurance coverage

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OKLAHOMA – A new study shows Oklahoma ranks among the lowest states for health insurance coverage.

According to WalletHub, Oklahoma ranks third in the nation for the number of residents who still do not have any health insurance.

Just under 14% of Oklahomans are still uninsured.

The good news is, the number of Oklahomans without health insurance has fallen by 6% since 2010.

The U.S. Census Bureau shows 13.9 percent of Oklahomans went uninsured in 2015, down from 18.9 percent in 2010.

The decline means an additional 192,000 Oklahomans received health insurance coverage over the five-year period.

The study shows Texas had the highest uninsured rate at 17.1 percent, while Massachusetts had the lowest at 2.8 percent.

Snapshot of uninsured rates in the United States. Courtesy: WalletHub

Snapshot of uninsured rates in the United States. Courtesy: WalletHub

Oklahoma is one of 19 states that has not expanded Medicaid.

See more on WalletHub’s study here.