Sequester’s Effects on NC Healthcare
New numbers out this morning from the White House break down the state-by-state reductions in various programs. Here are details from the cuts to North Carolina’s health care programs.
Child Care: Up to 1,300 disadvantaged and vulnerable children could lose access to child care, which is also essential for working parents to hold down a job.
Vaccines for Children: In North Carolina around 3,550 fewer children will receive vaccines for diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, whooping cough, influenza, and Hepatitis B due to reduced funding for vaccinations of about $243,000.
Public Health: North Carolina will lose approximately $911,000 in funds to help upgrade its ability to respond to public health threats including infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events. In addition, North Carolina will lose about $1,980,000 in grants to help prevent and treat substance abuse, resulting in around 3700 fewer admissions to substance abuse programs. And the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services will lose about $341,000 resulting in around 8,500 fewer HIV tests.
STOP Violence Against Women Program: North Carolina could lose up to $205,000 in funds that provide services to victims of domestic violence, resulting in up to 800 fewer victims being served.
Nutrition Assistance for Seniors: North Carolina would lose approximately $1,543,000 in funds that provide meals for seniors.
Head Start: Head Start and Early Head Start services would be eliminated for approximately 1,500 children in North Carolina, reducing access to critical early education.
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