Quote of the Day 5/8/2014

“The bottom line on expanded coverage: Does the cost to the state of expanding outweigh the cost of unpaid hospital bills shifted to those who pay for insurance? Is it worth the cost to expand coverage so that thousands of poor working families will not go without proper health care? Do we want to create a healthy Oklahoma, where the investment in prevention on the front end will likely reduce health care cost later in life? We have many policy decision makers, from the governor to our legislators, who care about their constituents and vulnerable Oklahomans. Can we come together for a discussion about how to close the gap and fund coverage for all Oklahomans?”

-Bruce Dart, director of the Tulsa Health Department (Source: http://bit.ly/1spM2Vk)


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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