Michael has a good post over at WonkNot, detailing some of the items in the $425 million that Romney cut:
3,400,000 from Park and Beach maintenance
173,000 from child care subsidies for low income families
1,000,000 from head start programs
146,296 from Children at risk program
97,000 from Adult Blind assistance
16,000 from Early Childhood Mental health consultation
5,000,000 from welfare child care caseload
105,000 from head injury programs
40,000 from Food stamps
64,000 from homecare assistance
410,000 from homeless assistance
735,000 from HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention
14,000 from Suicide prevention program
158,000 from Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault services (as someone commented in an email- i guess Kerry Healy was not around when this happened?)
And this is from an email from Health Care for All:
… Romney cut $2.7 million for outreach grants that were to be used to educate the public about the new programs available under health reform, and to help people enroll in these programs.
Earlier last week, twenty-four grantees, including
Health Care For All, were awarded grants, only to
learn on Friday that we would not receive funding for this vital work. The outreach and enrollment
activities planned by HCFA and other organizations
are vital to ensuring the success of health
The outreach was one of the most sensible things about the new law, absolutely a bipartisan slam-dunk. Much of that money would pay for itself, as people get covered as opposed to remaining uninsured and using more expensive care that later has to get reimbursed by the state.
Look, how much longer does Mitt get to take credit for anything that was actually good in the new health care law, since he’s been so persistent in undermining it? Good riddance to “government by soundbite and gimmick”, huh?