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Will Oklahoma Be Forced to Continue ADvantage Waiver Program?

The ADvantage Waiver Program enables people with disabilities to live at home instead of living in an institution or nursing home. It enables an independent life for many, but with the budget problems the state of Oklahoma is having, this program has been threatened constantly. Is there anything that can be done to ensure the longevity of this vital service? Continuing the Oklahoma ADvantage Waiver Program By diverting Medicaid funds that would pay for nursing home and institutional care, the ADvantage program helps pay for in-home care services. Whether this is through aides, life alert, or meal delivery, many seniors and Oklahomans with disabilities rely on this program. Without it, they would be forced to move into nursing homes, yet in early November, participants received notice that the program would end December 1st. Governor Mary Fallin prevented this elimination of services by signing part of a budget bill that allowed…
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