Nearly half of Oklahoma households are one misstep away from financial insecurity

Despite an improving national economy and a (deceptively) low statewide average unemployment rate, nearly half (49.1 percent) of Oklahoma households are in a persistent state of financial insecurity, according to a report released today by the Corporation for Enterprise Development… Read more [More...]

Health care spending slowdown warrants sigh of relief

This post was written by OK Policy volunteer Zoraya Hightower. Zoraya completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Tulsa and this fall will begin a Master of Environmental Management at Yale. America spends more than any other nation on… Read more [More...]

Step up or step aside: Looming deadline forces Oklahoma's hand on a health exchange

The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the health care law, or Affordable Care Act (ACA), will soon compel even the most reluctant states to address their central responsibility under the law – state-based health insurance exchanges.  Exchanges, which we’ve blogged… Read more [More...]

Guest Blog (June Olsen): How do veteran's programs in Oklahoma measure up?

June Olsen double majored in economics and educational psychology at the University of Washington and currently works as a writer on all things education. Benefits for veterans are an essential component of our country’s military program. Of course, there are… Read more [More...]