Quote of the Day 2/10/2015

“It’s the equivalent of saying I can’t take a job because it’s going to cost me additional money in gas, clothing and childcare, without considering I’d also make a salary. They look at the expenditure side only, so that’s not a look at a full or fair picture.”

-OK Policy Executive Director David Blatt, responding to claims by the Governor’s office that accepting federal funds to expand coverage health coverage for low-income Oklahomans would be too costly. Although the state cost to expand coverage is about $850 million over 10 years, net savings from the expansion are estimated at nearly $500 million (Source: bit.ly/1y3mbTn).


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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