Quote of the Day 8/18/2014

“In one telling email, a staffer wrote rejecting the Affordable Care Act ‘buys us some time to look twice at the exchange with people who want us to make an anti-ObamaCare statement.’ In another email concerning a response to a blog post by the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, a staffer suggested the response should not include the name of President Clinton because ‘it’s not a president we want to associate with.’ It’s good that Fallin chose to release the documents. But it’s disturbing some decisions about the Affordable Care Act were based more on politics than how it could impact low-income Oklahomans.”

-The Stillwater News Press, on newly released emails showing how Governor Fallin’s staff made the decision to refuse federal funds for expanding health coverage and creating a state-led health insurance exchange (Source: http://bit.ly/1BtjLCK)


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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