Gov. Corbett, in his understandable zeal to cut spending, continues to make poor choices that in the long run will cost the state more than he expects to save.
The governor’s proposed budget for next fiscal year would effectively end the successful CURE program, which funds medical research at institutions across the state, and send its $60 million allocation in tobacco-settlement money to the state’s general fund to pay for long-term care.
Hello, governor, finding cures for cancer, or methods to improve treatment of other diseases, could help reduce the need for long-term care. Don’t be so shortsighted in trying to save a dollar.