Delaware’s Health and Social Services faces cuts despite proposed state spending increase

    Though Gov. Jack Markell has proposed a spending increase, the state’s Department of Health and Social Services is still facing cuts. That’s because the increase would make up for federal stimulus money that’s drying up.
    As the Associated Press and Wilmington News Journal report, some of the proposed cuts to the Health and Social Services department directly affect clients. Like, for example, general assistance, which provides $95 a month to people living in poverty. Rises in demand for Medicaid and food stamps are also straining the budget, prompting the proposal for cuts.

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