Governor Corbett's proposed budget

Governor Corbett’s proposed budget 2011/2012 includes a strategy to collapse several medical programs including sickle cell disease (SCD) in to one line item and to cut this line item by 45%.  The result of such a cut will be devastating to this vulnerable population. It is estimated that more than 10,000 persons with SCD in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will undoubtedly be left without access to essential specialty care services.