An open letter to Gov. Stitt: This is a public health emergency

Contact Gov. Stitt • 405-521-2342  • Email Dear Gov. Stitt:  Health officials statewide have been urgently raising the alarm that our communities need to take action to help protect Oklahomans’ health and safety from COVID-19, especially for our youngest children… Read more [More...]

OK Policy hosting community listening sessions in Weatherford, Altus

To hear the concerns of everyday Oklahomans, the Oklahoma Policy Institute will be hosting listening sessions in southwestern and western Oklahoma. Two listening sessions are planned at the end of the month in Weatherford and Altus: Tuesday, July 27, 2021,… Read more [More...]

HHS Secretary visits Oklahoma to celebrate Medicaid expansion

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra visited Tulsa on July 1 to help celebrate Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma, calling it a victory for the 200,000 residents who could now have “peace of mind” through access to life-changing health care.  [More...]

OK Policy expands policy, data work through new hires, realignment

The Oklahoma Policy Institute has hired four new staff members to expand its work in child well-being, health care and revenue, and data analysis, as well as elevated two staff members to take new organizational roles, including helping manage policy… Read more [More...]

OK Policy to host June 30 event to celebrate Medicaid expansion, provide resources for Oklahomans

Thanks to voter-approved Medicaid expansion, more than 100,000 Oklahomans will finally have health care coverage starting on July 1. To celebrate this historic milestone, Oklahoma Policy Institute is hosting a June 30 event to reflect on the journey to this… Read more [More...]

KIDS COUNT 2021: Oklahoma remains in bottom 10 for child well-being

Oklahoma children remain in the nation’s bottom 10 when it comes to major health and well-being indicators, according to the 2021 edition of the KIDS COUNT® Data Book published annually by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.   Oklahoma ranks 42nd overall… Read more [More...]

OK Policy announces three new board members

The Oklahoma Policy Institute has announced the addition of three new members for its board of directors. [More...]

Statement, Re: FY 2022 Budget Agreement

More than 100 days into this current legislative session, Oklahoma lawmakers emerged from weeks of closed door discussions to release details for the coming year’s state budget.  Based on the information presented during a Thursday afternoon media conference, we’re pleased… Read more [More...]

May 25 online event will help provide resources to help individuals, organizations connect Oklahomans to health care 

As Oklahoma prepares to expand Medicaid coverage starting July 1, Oklahomans who are newly eligible for health care coverage need to know both that they are eligible to apply and how to apply for coverage. To fill this information gap,… Read more [More...]

OK Policy to Host American Indian Health Care Spotlight on April 29

Nearly 200,000 more Oklahomans will have access to life-saving health care when Medicaid expansion goes into effect on July 1, including tribal citizens who would benefit from closing existing health care coverage gaps.  To spotlight health care options for American… Read more [More...]