ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. —
The Henry Kaiser Foundation found that Oklahoma's crater population represents 65 percent of uninsured, non-elderly adults whom "Obamacare" was originally intended to cover under expanded Medicaid. That is the highest share among states not expanding the program. The mandated full expansion was nullified when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that the federal government could not force states to expand the program.
The foundation estimated that 5.2 million non-elderly adults in the nation fall into the coverage crater.
"Most of these people have very limited coverage options and are likely to remain uninsured," the foundation's report said.