Oklahomans without health insurance hurting

Sunday, July 20th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Oklahoma isn't doing well when it comes to the number of people with health insurance. That could affect the 2.2-million people here in the state that "do” have private health insurance.

The National Institute of Medicine says the total cost to the economy from the uninsured may be as high as $130-billion.

Studies indicate that the 600,000 uninsured Oklahomans are more likely to die from diabetes, heart disease, cancer or stroke.