The choice between covering 9,000 low-income Oklahomans or zero is a false choice, rooted in a desire to score points against anything that can be labeled Obamacare. It’s time to put Oklahomans’ health and financial security above politics.

-OK Policy Director David Blatt, writing in the Journal Record (http://bit.ly/12Ro4od). By refusing to accept federal dollars for Insure Oklahoma, state lawmakers are left debating between shrinking it to cover just 9,000 individuals or ending the program altogether. In contrast, accepting federal dollars would help 150,000 Oklahomans gain access to health care at little to no extra cost to the state.


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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