Quote of the Day | July 16, 2018

“Even if work requirements are accepted by the courts as beneficial for one’s health, when the statutory language is paired with Congress’ intent for the Medicaid program, such a prerequisite to receive medical assistance benefits runs directly counter to the congressional intent of providing affordable access to care for the poor. I would be hard-pressed to believe that work requirements for Oklahomans on SoonerCare have much of a future, especially as long as Oklahoma refuses to expand Medicaid.”

-Carter Kimble, director of health policy for the Oklahoma State University/A&M Colleges Board of Regents [Journal Record]


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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