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A group of more than 50 health care organizations has sent a letter to DFL House and Senate leaders protesting their plan to cut $150 million from health and human services programs.

Health care groups protest proposed cuts in House and Senate budgets

Paul Thissen (Staff photo: Peter Bartz-Gallagher)

A group of more than 50 health care organizations has sent a letter to DFL House and Senate leaders protesting their plan to cut $150 million from health and human services programs.

“We write to you today to express our disappointment, dismay and frustration,” the letter to House Speaker Paul Thissen and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk reads. “After a decade of compounding cuts to the Health and Human Services (HHS) budget, it is unfathomable that DFL leadership has set HHS targets that would cut another $150 million from needed services for our most sick and vulnerable residents.”

The letter is signed by the Minnesota Hospital Association, the Minnesota Medical Association, Arc Minnesota, the Minnesota Dental Association and Hennepin County Medical Center, among others.

Both the House and Senate budget propose cutting $150 million from the projected $11.4 billion HHS budget. By contrast, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton has recommended $170 million of additional spending.

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