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To understand the strategies that states undertake to expand coverage and initiate broader health reform, it is important to recognize the variability in states’ health coverage distribution, employer-sponsored insurance rates, and public program eligibility levels. The charts below highlight certain aspects of Oklahoma's coverage landscape. The graphs also provide a comparison to national data to give a sense of how Oklahoma is faring.

For more information on specific coverage programs implemented in this state, please click on the ‘Coverage Strategies’ tab.

Overview of Medicaid and SCHIP Coverage[1]

Income Eligibility
185% FPL (ages 0-19)
Pregnant Women
185% FPL
36% FPL
200% FPL
SSI Disabled (non-elderly)
74% FPL

Sources of Health Insurance Coverage State Data 2006 – 2007, U.S.[3]

Percentage of Private-Sector Establishments That Offer Health Insurance Based on Firm Size by State, 2006[4]


[1]This overview provides a general description of state coverage levels under their Medicaid and SCHIP programs, including coverage through waivers, as of December 2008. Eligibility information was gathered from state web sites, data from state reports, and verified through contacts with CMS and state officials during the fall of 2008. This does not reflect the specific eligibility categories or requirements. This is not intended to be a substitute for eligibility information provided by each state. Individuals interested in applying for these programs should contact the state directly for specific eligibility requirements.
[2]Under a section 1115 demonstration, Oklahoma provides health care benefits through a premium assistance program to low income employees of small businesses, their spouses, and certain other qualified individuals with income up to 200 percent of the FPL. Individuals may qualify for the Insure Oklahoma Individual Plan if they are temporarily unemployed and eligible to receive unemployment benefits, are working adults with a disability who work for any size employer and have a ticket to work, or are working for an Oklahoma business with 50 or fewer employees but are not eligible for an employer-sponsored health plan. In April, 2008 the income eligibility limit will be increased to reflect Cost of Living increases.
[3]Urban Institute and Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured estimates based on the Census Bureau’s March 2007 and 2008 Current Population Survey.
[4]Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends. 2006 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance Component.