From the Tampa Tribune:
A Florida program of community-based care aimed at keeping people with disabilities out of institutions faces severe budget cuts, threatening to increase institutionalization.
Families say the budget cuts could reduce payments to half of the amount from the previous year and force them to put their family members with a disability into group homes. They say that turning to institutionalization could reverse years of progress and that people with disabilities would lose independence, employment income, consistency, security, and motivation. Moreover, the state would be required to pay more for institutions, and those who currently provide services for home-based care could lose their jobs and businesses.
See also: Budget cuts hurt the disabled and their families from the Salt Lake Tribune.
The Utah legislature plans to cut an array of disability programs from the state budget, including workshops intended to provide guidance to families who continue to wait on a list for support services.