US budget cuts hit working class health

Advocates say Medicaid cuts will exacerbate situation facing the elderly and economically poor.

    For the large majority of US working class families who rely on Medicaid, a government medical programme for low-income Americans, the current debt talks are not helpful.

    President Barack Obama says Medicaid is just one of the programmes that  will face cuts as part of deal being made with Congress to reduce government spending and raise the country’s $14.3 trillion debt limit.

    He called it a "a tough package".

    Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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