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Oregon elderly and disability care threatened by budget cuts

(KTVL/ Kimberly Kolliner)

MEDFORD, Ore. - Budget cuts threatened Oregon's elderly and disabled care.

Currently, the state excels in the amount of care given to the elderly and disabled with 500 thousand people currently enrolled.

Affordability and access is falling behind, Handicap Awareness and Support League Executive Director Randy Samuelson says should be paid attention to.

"People with disabilities are the largest growing minority in the states and that's not going to change with the baby boomers aging out," said Samuelson.

Currently, Congress is looking into proposals that can drastically cut funding for Medicaid which would greatly impact programs like HASL.

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