AARP Oklahoma hosted a series of tele-forum town halls with our state’s nominees for Oklahoma governor. Kevin Stitt, Drew Edmondson and Chris Powell answered your questions about where they stand on the issues of nursing home reform, the high cost of prescription drugs and supporting our unpaid family caregivers.

 

 

QUESTION – Would you support providing a state income tax credit to family caregivers who use their own money to care for an older parent, spouse or other family members living with them?

Republican Kevin Stitt

Democrat Drew Edmondson

Libertarian Chris Powell

 

QUESTION – The majority of Oklahoma residents want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. One way to ensure that they don’t have to move from their homes is to redirect spending away from more costly nursing home care and into home and community based services (HCBS). How will you help expand Oklahoma seniors’ access to quality services provided at home and in the community?

Republican Kevin Stitt

Democrat Drew Edmondson

Libertarian Chris Powell

 

QUESTION – With the rising cost of vital prescription drugs that many Oklahomans rely on, what steps do you plan to take to ensure that older people and their families have affordable access to these life-sustaining drugs?

Republican Kevin Stitt

Democrat Drew Edmondson

 

You can watch the entire tele-town halls here- www.facebook.com/aarpok.