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On the Chopping Block:
Elderly and disabled speak up about state budget cuts putting lives at risk

Legislative leaders with the state Senate proposed massive cuts last week to the state’s Medicaid and other health and human services programs that serve the poor, disabled and elderly. The cuts include eliminating Medicaid coverage for nearly 12,000 elderly blind or disabled people and a $1 million reduction to a popular program that delivers meals and provides in-home health services to the elderly.


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