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Are Care Workers Paid Enough to Support Independent Living for People with Disabilities?

If you are a person with disabilities, then living independently is probably one of your goals in life. For many, this is only possible through the assistance of family, friends and professionals. And though it may be difficult to organize these elements, there are systems in place that should enable independent living. However, there is a major problem in this system, and Oklahomans with disabilities who wish to live on their own need to be aware of this obstacle. Will the State Pay Care Workers Enough to Make Independent Living Possible for Oklahomans? For nearly a decade, support for independent living has been decreasing all over the nation and here in Oklahoma. After passing on Medicaid expansion, the state legislature has slowly cut funding to disability services all over the state. This has limited the services to people who want to live independent and self-sustaining lives despite a disability. These…
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