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Disabled children could lose state funded day care

1 year 3 months 1 week ago February 16, 2016 Feb 16, 2016 Tuesday, February 16 2016 February 16, 2016 11:55 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE- Hundreds of disabled children in Louisiana could lose state funded daycare March 1st. The bad news came Tuesday during testimony by state health care officials. 

The Department of Health and Hospitals is short millions of dollars forcing it to cut the program. 612 children will be affected. 

Shannon Woodside's five year old daughter Tela is among those in danger of being cut. Tela is adopted and functions on the level of an infant because she was the victim of shaken baby syndrome. 

"It's disappointing because she didn't ask to have these disabilities," said Woodside. 

Lawmakers expressed outrage Tuesday about the cut but offered no clear alternative.

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