Government Non-Profits Cite Need to Collaborate to Aid the Poor

1 decade 2 years 1 month ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
Blunt was in St. Louis Wednesday morning, one of a panel of speakers on finding health care and other solutions for the poor. Blunt says social safety nets are being threatened by the loads they bear. He said there must be a balance in services between taxpayer-funded programs and those of non-profit agencies. Grace Hill Settlement House will lose $1.7 million in state assistance for its St. Louis health clinics for the poor. CEO and president, Theresa Mayberry-Dunn, said her agency is "not letting government off the hook." Earlier this year, the Legislature cut 90,000 poor people from Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance for the poor.

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