Budget cuts will damage US social safety net

Sweeping "sequestration" cuts will affect range of programmes for young, elderly and mentally ill.

    The sweeping "sequestration" budget cuts in the United States will affect a range of social services, including programmes supporting the young, the elderly and the mentally ill.

    Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey met families in New York who are worried about the potential impact.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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