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All health programs face cuts

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No state health care program escaped Gov. Tim Pawlenty's budget axe this week.

"It affects almost literally every program that we touch," Human Services Commissioner Cal Ludeman Wednesday told the House health-care finance committee.

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That is not acceptable to most Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party legislators.

"What we are doing here is simply allowing a lot of need to go unmet," Rep. Erin Murphy, DFL-St. Paul, said.

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