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Cuts on care will cost more

May 23, 2008

Re "Aid for disabled is at risk," May 19

The governor's revised budget calls for elimination of funding for in-home support services to elderly and disabled people. The goal is to save money. But the governor has obviously failed to consider the adverse effects of such action.

If the elderly and disabled who utilize these services are no longer able to have their caretakers shop for their groceries, prepare their meals, wash their laundry and more, they may have to move into long-term care facilities. The cost would far outweigh what it costs to provide in-home support.

Greg Bristol

Santa Barbara

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