Quote of the Day | September 27, 2019

“That new revenue into our health systems [through Medicaid expansion] … would allow us to continue to expand our access to services, bring more of those specialty services in-house and to add additional health care services.”

– Chickasaw Nation Division of Health Senior Advisor Melissa Gower, explaining the benefits of Medicaid expansion for tribal health services [Public Radio Tulsa]


Ryan Gentzler worked at OK Policy from January 2016 until November 2022. He last served as the organization's Reserach Director and oversaw Open Justice Oklahoma. He began at OK Policy as an analyst focusing on criminal justice issues, including sentencing, incarceration, court fines and fees, and pretrial detention. Open Justice Oklahoma grew out of Ryan’s groundbreaking analysis of court records, which was used to inform critical policy debates. A native Nebraskan, he holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma and a BA in Institutions and Policy from William Jewell College. He served as an OK Policy Research Fellow in 2014-2015.

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