Many fear health cuts – Winston Salem Journal

Deep cuts to North Carolina’s Medicaid program are alarming health-care professionals, who say that health-care jobs will be lost and poor patients may not be able to get the care they need.

The $1.5 billion worth of cuts, many of which took effect this month, come at a time when a growing number of people are relying on Medicaid after losing their jobs — and their private health insurance — in the recession.

From radiologists to home-health aides, from major medical centers to mental-health agencies, the cuts affect virtually every area of the health-care system Story continues here ➤