Long-term health care programs for poor at risk in budget cuts

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Louisiana Department of Health Secretary Rebekah Gee discussed proposed health care cuts with the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday. (Photo: Kaylee Poche/LSU Manship School News Service)

Kaylee Poche and Ryan Noonan

It was standing room only Tuesday as the House Appropriations Committee discussed the impact of a potential $2.3 billion cut to the state’s health care budget. The proposed cuts would drastically affect the elderly and the disabled, many of whom rely on government programs to receive proper care.

Read the story in The Shreveport Times.

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