Sunday, January 3, 2010
HealthNews Dozen: States Boost Health Budgets Despite Economic Woes
The U.S. financial crisis has affected every part of the federal budget with a special focus on state and local budgets. Spending has been cut almost across the board when it comes to state and local issues, and federal subsidies have been available but spread thin. While public health has been as much on the chopping block as any other sector of the states’ budgets, many have reduced spending in other areas in order to sustain health programs, while some have even increased spending in this area because of its vital importance to the American people.