Poor And Uninsured To Feel Impact Of State Budget Cuts


Wednesday, March 9th 2016, 12:09 pm
By: Aaron Brilbeck


The recent budget failures are taking a serious toll on the State Health Department, specifically on the programs that help the poor access health care.

The department is planning to cut $4.2 million by the end of June because of mandatory 4-percent across-the-board cuts to state agencies. This means cuts to clinics for the poor, colorectal cancer screenings for the uninsured and dental health training.

News 9’s Aaron Brilbeck will have more on this story tonight at 6 p.m.