Quote of the Day 8/10/2015

“I’m scared of (these) budget cuts … that will affect so many people who have moved out of institutions. I’m afraid I’ll have to go back to an institution, and so will my friends. I don’t want to go backwards. I want to go forwards with good staff and agencies in place for support … so I can live on my own as a normal adult.”

Sue Shelton, an Oklahoman with a developmental disability who was among nearly 100 individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers protesting the state’s plan to cut Medicaid reimbursements for home- and community-based developmental disability and aging services (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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