AP: Kulongoski Urges Bush to Reverse Health Care Cuts for Oregonians

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Ted Kulongoski on Monday asked President Bush restore health care services for Oregonians after cuts in federal support.

Kulongoski delivered a letter to Bush asking for a renewed state-federal partnership for health care while he was attending the National Governors Association conference in Washington, D.C.

"When I signed a balanced biennial budget for Oregon in August of 2005, it was with the understanding that the longstanding partnership between the federal government and our state to deliver human services would continue," Kulongoski said in his letter.

"However, over the last six months, we have seen a dramatic erosion of federal support at a time when our human services needs are increasing."

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Posted on February 28, 2006
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