The Area Health Education Centers program, which provides medical care to low-income neighborhoods, would cut against a $ 7,000. Approximately two-thirds of the overall budget In addition, hospitals would face a 10 percent in payments for outpatient and inpatient care truncated (Royse, AP / Daytona Beach News-Journal, The House proposal would also close A. Holley Hospital, the state only tuberculosis hospital (St. Petersburg Times.. The budget proposal would reduce funding for the Medically Needy program, $ 170,000. The program pays medical bills for residents who need transplants or experience catastrophic for Medicaid for Medicaid in qualify. Nursing homes would be, before a 10 percent pay cut, amounting to some $ 350 million and would have to set a two-year exemption from the minimum staffing requirements for its operations.
However, California and many other states are still considering their budgets, so some targeted programs could still be saved in the coming negotiations, according to the Post (Richburg / Surdin, Washington Post.. According to some analysts, these cuts felt disproportionately by those most in need, the Post reports. Iris Lav, deputy director of the Center for Budget and Priorities, said: It is disappointing to insofar as they their cuts their cuts on the most vulnerable , added: It seems to be disproportionately affected have low-income people. – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger – whose condition from the worst financial crisis, with a $ 16 billion deficit – has $ 650 million spending cuts for a Healthy Families, the state version of SCHIP and Medicare proposed – Cal, state Medicaid program. » Read the rest of this entry «