“The ACA is here to stay. It’s time for Oklahoma to stop fighting this reality and instead look at the enormous opportunity this creates.”

– David Blatt, executive director of Oklahoma Policy Institute, speaking at a Tulsa Regional Chamber forum on health care reform in oklahoma. Expanding health coverage to low-income Oklahomans would provide over one hundred thousand people with access to needed care, create thousands of jobs, bring billions of dollars into the state, and alleviate pressure on struggling rural hospitals (Source)


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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