Re Hungry for relief (May 21) |

Re Hungry for relief (May 21)

Rising food and energy costs will not be the only ways in which local families are affected. If the governor’s state budget is passed as it is, seniors, persons with disabilities and families will have more financial hits.

Some families currently helped through Medi-Cal are at risk of losing their health coverage and others required to pay more. Fewer children will be enrolled in child care and pre-school – making it difficult for working families. A projected 150 low-income children would be dropped from the CalWORKS program. Those receiving in-home support services would have fewer hours of needed services.

The human impact and the lost dollars to our community are significant. The ball is in the court of the legislature now. We need better solutions than the ones being offered.

Jean Remley

Grass Valley

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