Fifteen states, including Oklahoma, have decided so far not to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Hover over each state in the top map to see its Medicaid expansion status. In the lower map hover over each state to see its percentage of people without health insurance and its ranking. Colors in the top map identify states by their position on Medicaid expansion. Colors in the bottom map identify states by their percentage of people who are uninsured. Most of the states that have rejected expansion so far have high rates of uninsured. Nationwide, 16 percent of people were uninsured on average during 2010 and 2011.

Medicaid Expansion Status

Percent Uninsured

Sources: The Advisory Board Company, a consulting and research firm based in Washington, D.C.; U.S. Census Bureau.



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