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      State by State: Implementation of Nation's Health Care Law

      By The Associated Press

      We're only in the first year of the new year and we are already seeing sweeping changes in Washington and across several states.

      One of them being health care. Now that the Obama administration has secured another term, health care will begin to look a little different as the next four years pass.

      And here in Oklahoma, the same discussions are being held among Governor Mary Fallin and her administration.

      Back in November she announced that Oklahoma will not establish a state-run health insurance exchange under the federal health care law or expand its Medicaid eligibility to provide coverage to thousands of low-income, uninsured citizens.

      Instead, she has left it up to the Obama administration to set up the insurance exchange in Oklahoma citing that the exchange was forced on the people of Oklahoma.

      Here's a look at the routes states are taking to implement President Barack Obama's health care law, including health insurance exchanges and expansion of Medicaid coverage, along with the number of people in each state who don't have health insurance:

      STATEEXCHANGE OPTIONMEDICAID OPTIONUNINSURED RESIDENTSAlabamaFederal exchangeNot expanding696,000AlaskaFederal exchangeDecision pending128,000ArizonaFederal exchangeDecision pending1,306,000ArkansasFederal-state partnershipDecision pending545,000CaliforniaState exchangeExpanding7,471,000ColoradoState exchangeDecision pending817,000ConnecticutState exchangeExpanding391,000DelawareFederal-state partnershipExpanding115,000Washington, D.C.State exchangeExpanding65,000FloridaDecision pendingDecision pending3,952,000GeorgiaFederal exchangeNot expanding1,992,000HawaiiState exchangeExpanding102,000IdahoState exchangeDecision pending239,000IllinoisFederal-state partnershipExpanding1,795,000IndianaFederal exchangeDecision pending856,000IowaFederal-state partnershipDecision pending292,000KansasFederal exchangeDecision pending361,000KentuckyState exchangeDecision pending727,000LouisianaFederal exchangeNot expanding811,000MaineFederal exchangeNot expanding146,000MarylandState exchangeExpanding734,000MassachusettsState exchangeExpanding215,000MichiganFederal-state partnershipDecision pending1,336,000MinnesotaState exchangeExpanding453,000MississippiDecision pendingNot expanding530,000MissouriFederal exchangeDecision pending780,000MontanaDecision pendingDecision pending179,000NebraskaFederal exchangeDecision pending226,000NevadaState exchangeExpanding555,000New HampshireDecision pendingDecision pending136,000New JerseyFederal exchangeDecision pending1,334,000New MexicoState exchangeDecision pending506,000New YorkState exchangeExpanding2,780,000North CarolinaFederal-state partnershipDecision pending1,583,000North DakotaDecision pendingDecision pending74,000OhioFederal-state partnershipDecision pending1,578,000OklahomaFederal exchangeNot expanding597,000OregonState exchangeExpanding678,000PennsylvaniaFederal exchangeDecision pending1,319,000Rhode IslandState exchangeExpanding122,000South CarolinaFederal exchangeNot expanding754,000South DakotaFederal-state partnershipNot expanding108,000TennesseeFederal exchangeDecision pending982,000TexasFederal exchangeNot expanding6,654,000UtahState exchangeDecision pending424,000VermontState exchangeExpanding61,000VirginiaFederal exchangeNot expanding1,023,000WashingtonState exchangeExpanding812,000West VirginiaFederal-state partnershipDecision pending266,000WisconsinFederal exchangeDecision pending562,000WyomingFederal exchangeNot expanding84,000

      Source: Associated Press Research, U.S. Health and Human Services Department and the Urban Institute.

      Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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