CBS 2: The Human Toll Of The Illinois State Budget Stalemate

Submitted on Wed, 06/01/2016 - 10:59


CBS 2’s Jim William profiled Erie Family Health Center. The budget impasse forced Erie to close its Healthy Families Program this spring.  The program provided vital, often life-changing services to 1,500 young families like Jhoana Galicia and her two year old son Christian.  Further, the loss of Healthy Families means that pregnant women will not have access to vital diagnostic and preventative services, which can have dire health and long-term financial consequences.