Stuthman worried about health departments

Not funding Health Departments fully for the services they provide was discussed this morning in the legislature. Senator Arnie Stuthman of Platte Center says not paying for the care provided at health departments could lead to a larger bill when low income folks end up in the emergency room.
“These health departments as I stated, ours lost $100,000 last year, and it’s going to continue to lose money at a faster rate now because of the prenatal issue that we have and where we’re going to send these people.”
Senator Kathy Campbell of Lincoln pulled her bill for prenatal care for illegal immigrants, citing the lack of support in the body to override a Gubernatorial veto.