“And my priority goal is to make sure we are taking care of them in a responsible and appropriate way (and) making sure that our staff have the resources to take care of them,” he said.
He said it will take “outside-the-box” thinking to develop an insurance coverage plan for the state's low-income residents.
Gov. Mary Fallin said Gomez will bring “valuable experience and knowledge” to the table as chief executive of the health care authority.
“I look forward to working with Nico and the (authority) on Oklahoma-based solutions to expand and improve access to quality health care for low-income Oklahomans, children, the elderly and the disabled,” Fallin said.