Quote of the Day 6/22/2015

“We have to serve those most in need because we have limited resources, so that’s how we have to prioritize. What that means is you go without until you get sick enough – which is a horrible way to do health care.”

-Terri White, commissioner of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, speaking about how Oklahoma’s mental health providers are coping with an increaseing number of mentally ill people needing state-paid while state funding for core treatment services has fallen (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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