South Carolina Legislature Approves HIV/AIDS Services Cuts
June 7, 2010
Just minutes ahead of Thursday's deadline, legislators in South Carolina passed a $4.9 billion spending plan. Among other actions, the budget would cut $3 million from HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services. It also would allow Medicaid patients to receive as many as eight prescriptions, up from the limit of three proposed in an earlier draft. Lawmakers will return to Columbia on June 15 to respond to any vetoes by Gov. Mark Sanford. The budget will take effect on July 1.
Post and Courier (Charleston)
06.04.2010; Yvonne Wenger
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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