Budget cuts & ‘a human tsunami’

Earlier this week we learned state spending for Medicaid, the government health insurance program for low-income families, senior citizens and the disabled, is $160 million over budget so far this fiscal year.

While the demand for services continues to grow, John Tote of the Mental Health Association in North Carolina, describes the tragic impact left in the wake of  budget cuts by the legislature.

Click below for a preview of Tote’s interview with Chris Fitzsimon:

One Comment

  1. Alex

    December 4, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    There are people out there who have fallen through the cracks. They could be helped with the most basic of care. How do I know I was one of them. It is much more expensive to treat these folks in the long run if we do not give them basic care on a regular basis.

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