“Health coverage expansion saved my life.”

Watch the video to hear Steve's story, and then tell your lawmakers to bring our federal tax dollars back home to Oklahoma. Legislators and Governor Stitt still have time to do the right thing this session. [More...]

Video series tells real-life stories of Oklahomans threatened by push to restrict SoonerCare

Thousands of Oklahoma parents need our state’s Medicaid program, called SoonerCare, just to fill a prescription or go to the doctor. But now, lawmakers are rushing to require these parents to work a certain number of hours per week or… Read more [More...]

Introducing the 2017 OK Policy Holiday Gift Guide

Check out the 2018 OK Policy Holiday Gift Guide here! We have something to confess upfront: this gift guide is entirely books. We’re nerds (also, the jury’s still out on which smart watch we like best). Here at OK Policy,… Read more [More...]

Watch This: A True Medicaid Story

Joshua Proffitt is a college student at East Georgia State College. He’s made the Dean’s List with a 3.5 GPA, wants to work in radio broadcasting, and has a remarkable ability to predict NASCAR results, earning him the nickname, “The… Read more [More...]

Watch This: 9 myths about food insecurity in Oklahoma

Feasts with family and friends are a key part of the holiday season. However, 1 in 6 Oklahomans, including 1 in 4 children, don’t always know if they’ll have enough food for their next meal. In this video, we bust… Read more [More...]

Watch This: Causes and Consequences of the Growth of Incarceration in the United States

After decades of stability from the 1920s to the early 1970s, the rate of imprisonment in the United States more than quadrupled during the last four decades. A recent report from the National Research Council, The Growth of Incarceration in… Read more [More...]

Watch this: “Is Obamacare Working? The Affordable Care Act Five Years Later”

On the five-year anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act, author and blogger John Green asks: is it working? The answer is yes – and no. In the clip below, Green discusses the ACA’s successes, including a sharply… Read more [More...]

Watch This: ‘Locked Out’

[vimeo id=”121718382″ mode=”normal”] In 5 minutes, ‘Locked Out’ by Human Pictures Film dramatically illustrates the barriers for ex-felons trying to rebuild their lives and do the right thing. Excluding Americans with a felony record from affordable housing, student loans, and… Read more [More...]

Watch This: Expanding Opportunity in Oklahoma

OK Policy staffer Kate Richey recently participated in a panel discussion in Oklahoma City titled “Expanding Opportunity in Oklahoma: Earned Success and the Paths to Prosperity.”  Kate coordinates Oklahoma Assets Network (OAN), which represents individuals and organizations working to promote… Read more [More...]

Watch This: Stand (Let Your Voice Be Heard)

Oklahoma residents are among the least healthy in the nation, ranking among the bottom 5 states. Because of Oklahoma’s refusal to accept federal funds for Medicaid, some 140,000 low-income adults continue to be denied access to affordable health care. These… Read more [More...]