Oklahoma Ranks Next to Last on Health Insurance Coverage

When it comes to the number of uninsured residents, only Texas ranks worse than Oklahoma. In 2020, more than 14% of Oklahoma residents were without health care coverage.

Gov. Stitt opposed the most important health care initiative in the state to address the issue – a voter-approved state ballot measure that expanded Medicaid to keep rural hospitals open and provide health coverage for lower-income Oklahomans, including many small business employees who otherwise wouldn’t have access to health care.

Stitt has also been criticized for how he attempted to implement the program, pushing a plan that would have sent taxpayer dollars to out-of-state insurance companies. The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that Stitt’s plan was unconstitutional.