Health care cuts increases ER visits
State cuts to health care for Minnesota's poorest adults means a 28-year-old diabetic may go without insulin, or a 63-year-old diabetic alcoholic with cancer goes without treatment.
"You need to put a face to who this is going to impact," Margaret Demers, North Country Regional Hospital lead social worker, told a Minnesota House panel Thursday morning about the effect of eliminating the General Assistance Medical Care program.
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