Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Christie Highlights Funding Hikes

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Christie Highlights Funding Hikes

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FLEMINGTON -- For the second day in a row, Governor Christie toured a health care facility to showcase programs that are getting more state funding this year.

Christie spent Tuesday morning visiting with patients and staff at Hunterdon Medical Center's Cancer Center. The facility is one of 21 in the state that offers services through the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection program, which provides breast, cervical, prostate and colorectal cancer screenings for the uninsured and under-insured.

Bergen County Department of Health Services in Paramus and St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson provide screenings to residents in Bergen and Passaic counties.

The state budget that went into effect July 1 includes $12 million for the program statewide, an increase of $3.5 million.

Christie, who visited a community health center in Dover on Monday, said he's trying to highlight programs where funding has been increased at a time when budget constraints have caused cuts in many areas. …

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