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Report: Savings from cuts to Missouri in-home care overblown


December 6, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A report released Wednesday by Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway found that cuts to in-home care for seniors and people with disabilities didn't end up saving as much money as expected.

The review found that ramping up eligibility requirements for the program saved about $11 million last fiscal year compared to the year before. That's far less than the $43 million in savings that the state's health department had estimated when cuts to the program took effect last year.

"The savings have been overestimated, which cause greater budget challenges and, often, the ne...

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