Tuesday, June 1, 2010

House Budget: What it did not include

The House HHS Appropriation budget was passed last week. Among the things that it did not include was an expansion for SCHIP the children's health insurance program in our state.
The budget also did not provide for the full restoration of the $40 million cut to community based state funded services for MH, DD, SAS.  This $40 million restoration was included in the governor's budget as well as in the Senate's budget.  The House chose only to restore $18 million. This is a big concern for advocates and people receiving community services who have seen critical services drastically cut due to the $40 million cut that occurred in the current state budget.

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