Possible program cuts

To estimate the impact of sequestration, state officials estimated what cuts it would have to make under a 10 percent reduction.
Published: February 13, 2013
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To estimate the impact of sequestration, state officials estimated what cuts it would have to make under a 10 percent reduction. That could include some of the following cuts to programs:

50,400 fewer clients receiving WIC food instruments each year.

Seven jobs and about 240 fewer inspections at hospitals, home health, outpatient surgery centers and dialysis treatment centers.

Delayed or no background checks conducted on nurses aides.

Reduction in programs used to respond during to public health emergencies.

A loss of a tuberculosis clinician and the diagnosis, treatment and management of 725 TB cases.

Reduction of hundreds of STD tests being administered.

A loss of Ryan White HIV Care, resulting in 25 people who had HIV not receiving drugs to treat their disease; also 450 HIV-positive people would not receive dental care, 150 would not receive medical visits and 550 would not receive lab work results that show their drug therapy is effective.

Elimination of the statewide mosquito surveillance program, created to detect emerging mosquito-borne diseases, such as West Nile virus.

Reduced availability of newborn hearing screenings.

Elimination of breast and cervical cancer screenings for 515 uninsured, low-income Oklahoma women.