Fresno Healthcare Workers Complain about Budget Cuts

June 14, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
The United Healthcare workers held a rally at Blackbeard's to call attention to proposed budget cuts targeting their industry.Governor Schwarzenegger wants to cut home healthcare services by about ten percent.

Home health care workers say that will force a lot of them to finds different jobs and it will force a lot of their clients into nursing homes. Charles Taylor, home care provider, says "Ok, so they're on their own. How can they take care of themselves? How can they prepare the food for them? How can they go and do the shopping for them? They will feel like, 'hey, well, what am I'm supposed to do?'

At Saturday's rally, people wrote letters to the governor and signed petitions to avoid the budget cuts. Their next step is to directly contact voters to make sure everyone knows the consequences of the budget cuts.


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