“Few goals are as achievable, or as critical, as cutting the rate of Oklahomans who struggle without health insurance. The path forward is right before our eyes. If the governor wants her promises of accountability taken seriously, she will take it.”

– Executive Director David Blatt, arguing that the best way for Gov. Fallin to achieve her stated goal of substantially lowering the state’s uninsured rate by 2019 is to accept federal funds to expand health coverage to low-income Oklahomans (Source: bit.ly/1vm8cZ0)


Carly Putnam joined OK Policy in 2013. As Policy Director, she supervises policy research and strategy. She previously worked as an OK Policy intern, and she was OK Policy's health care policy analyst through July 2020. She graduated from the University of Tulsa in 2013. As a student, she was a participant in the National Education for Women (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute and interned with Planned Parenthood. Carly is a graduate of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Nonprofit Management Certification; the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council’s Partners in Policymaking; The Mine, a social entrepreneurship fellowship in Tulsa; and Leadership Tulsa Class 62. She currently serves on the boards of Restore Hope Ministries and The Arc of Oklahoma. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and doing battle with her hundred year-old house.

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