Where do America’s Most Uninsured States Stand on the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion?

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Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin addresses a Republican Super Tuesday watch party in Oklahoma City in March 2012. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin addresses a Republican Super Tuesday watch party in Oklahoma City in March 2012. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma: Opting out
21.9% uninsured

Oklahoma’s Mary Fallin, a Republican, delayed her decision until after the presidential election, saying that she thought the Affordable Care Act was unrealistic at both the state and federal level, but that she was not ready to reject the Medicaid expansion. “There’s still a lot of unanswered questions,” Fallin said. “We think it’s important to be thoughtful.” On Nov. 19, Fallin announced that Oklahoma would opt out of both the opportunity to create its own health care exchange and the Medicaid expansion, but in May said she would consider an alternate plan that uses Affordable Care Act money and tobacco tax revenue to fund an insurance program for poor Oklahomans.

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