At the Oklahoma Watch-Out public forum Tuesday, two prominent Oklahoma health officials spoke to the impact the state budget crisis and the oil-and-gas downturn could have on residents’ physical and mental health.

Oklahoma Watch Executive Editor David Fritze moderated the forum featuring Nico Gomez, chief executive officer of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, and Terri White, commissioner for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

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