Behavioral Health Could Fall Victim To Budget Cuts

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

People with strong addictions, behavioral problems or other mental disabilities, may be denied proper care due to budget cuts.

On Tuesday a house appropriation subcommittee for Human and Health services proposed to cut half of it's 4 billion dollar budget for various health services.

Sean Kenny is the Director at Eastern Carolina Case Management in Winterville. It's a company that helps people with mental disabilities, behavioral issues, and drug addiction. He says the budget cuts could eliminate hundreds of jobs in the east and thousands of jobs across the state and have a larger impact on people who need community support services.

Kenny says the fate of these programs will take place on Thursday when the house committee is scheduled to make a final vote on the proposed budget cuts

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