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My name is Jeff Raymond and I’m the new executive director of the Oklahoma Foundation for Consumer & Patient Rights, formerly the Oklahoma Center for Consumer & Patient Safety.
For those of you who have heard of us, great. For those who haven’t, I’d like to introduce myself. (My subsequent posts won’t be this self-serving.)
Although the Foundation is a work in progress, I envision educating thousands of Oklahomans about their health care and insurance rights and responsibilities, arming them with the knowledge they need to have some measure of control in a broken system.
We’re certainly not limited to health care, but it’s an area I’m very familiar with and passionate about.
I also plan to speak out loudly and clearly about legislation — good and bad — and call elected officials and regulators to task when other won’t.
A little about me: I’m a University of Tulsa graduate in biology and former Oklahoman medical writer. I came to the Foundation from the paper, where I had been for about two years. I previously covered news for several papers on or near the Texas-Mexico border. I also worked for Fox 23 News in Tulsa, helping to start their newscasts six years ago.
I welcome your input, suggestions and stories. I’d like to hear your priorities for the upcoming legislative session and discuss public-policy issues the Foundation should explore.
I commend your interest in progressive politics and desire to improve our state. I hope to contribute to the conversation.
FYI: The Foundation is a nonprofit consumer advocacy group based in Oklahoma City.
Feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 994-6025.