In a new report released on November 11, titled Faces of Austerity: How Budget Cuts Have Made Us Sicker, Poorer, and Less Secure, NDD United tells the stories of people who have been affected by federal budget cuts, including across-the-board cuts known as sequestration.
NDD United is a coalition of leaders joining forces in an effort to save public services (known in Congress as nondefense discretionary (NDD) programs) from budget cuts.
The report highlights not just how budget cuts over the last several decades have affected everything from scientific research to special education, but also gives specific examples of Americans who have been impacted by the cuts.
The report breaks down how budget cuts have affected Americans sector-by-sector. Here are some highlights from the report’s public health section:
For more statistics, to read stories about real people impacted by these numbers, or to read the full report, visit www.nddunited.org .
Date originally posted: November 15, 2013.