Blunt Wants More Money for Child Treatment

1 decade 3 years 7 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
Blunt today proposed a six-and-a-half million dollar funding increase for residential treatment centers for foster children. The extra money would provide a roughly ten-dollar-a-day increase in the reimbursement rate paid to providers. Missouri has about 18-hundred children in the treatment centers such as Boys and Girls Town of Missouri. Blunt says the increase helps narrow the gap -- but does not eliminate -- the disparity between what it costs to care for the children and what the state pays.

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