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Kitchen Table Conversations: Inhumane Cuts to Family PCAs

October 19, 2011 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

Again and again, the burden of the state budget cuts unfairly impacts the most vulnerable Minnesotans.

People who provide support services to family members with physical and mental disabilities qualify for a modest payment from the state. It's an efficient use of human services funding.  But as a result of the cuts to Health and Human Services, they'll recieve a twenty percent pay cut, putting home finances on thin ice and quality care to loved ones at risk.


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  • Dan Conner says:

    October 25, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    More of the shallow and superficial thinking of the political right.  The purpose of the PCA program was to help the disabled to live independently in their own homes.  If the PCA program is cut drastically enough costs to the state and Federal government will increase because the disabled will need to be housed in nursing homes and more expensive half-way/assisted living houses.  Cutting PCA’s will not save money.  It will cost money. 

    However, how does one explain this to the right that can only think in simplistic terms of the simple cut-cut-cut mentality.