Quote of the Day 3/21/2017

“It’s death by a thousand cuts that are not that big, but you put them all together and they are significant. Populations are declining in rural areas and folks in rural communities tend to be older, poorer and sicker than their urban counterparts.”

-Andy Fosmire, vice president for Rural Health at Oklahoma Hospital Association. Nine rural hospitals in the state have filed for bankruptcy since 2011 (Source)


Ryan Gentzler worked at OK Policy from January 2016 until November 2022. He last served as the organization's Reserach Director and oversaw Open Justice Oklahoma. He began at OK Policy as an analyst focusing on criminal justice issues, including sentencing, incarceration, court fines and fees, and pretrial detention. Open Justice Oklahoma grew out of Ryan’s groundbreaking analysis of court records, which was used to inform critical policy debates. A native Nebraskan, he holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma and a BA in Institutions and Policy from William Jewell College. He served as an OK Policy Research Fellow in 2014-2015.

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