Quote of the Day 3/19/2015

“When you start doing your research, you realize how good it can be. There’s a stigma attached to it, and there’s a stigma attached to mental health. When you pair the two together, people aren’t knocking down the door.”

-Summer Duke, behavioral health director at Oklahoma City Indian Clinic, who is trying to encourage more American Indians to sign up for health plans on HealthCare.gov. Members of federally recognized tribes aren’t restricted by an enrollment period and can sign up for insurance coverage anytime in the year (Source).


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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