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The Human Face Behind State Budget Cuts to Health Care Programs (Allison Herschel presentation)

Hirschel talks about how a little-noticed state spending cut slashed a program providing important Medicaid extension services.


Alison Hirschel, elder law attorney, Michigan Poverty Law Program

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Panel description:

Almost all states are cutting Medicaid and other health-related programs, or considering such cuts, just as the recession and rising unemployment are driving up the need. How can reporters translate state budget woes into stories about real people?