Oklahoma health officials warn of dire budget consequences
October 6, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For 66-year-old Richard Boston, an Army veteran who has been disabled for more than 20 years, Oklahoma's Advantage program is a lifeline that allows him to continue living in his modest home in southwest Oklahoma City.
The state-funded program provides volunteers who do light housework and run errands. It also gives out medical equipment like a lift chair that allows him to get in and out of the bathtub despite his bad knees and back, the result of a disabling fall he suffered during his career as a truck driver.
"Without them, I don't know how I'd get by," said Bosto...