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 "doâ€ 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.