County may cut public clinic budget

We just got a phone call that the county commissioners are discussing cutting the budget of the Escambia Community Clinics by $225,000. Escambia Co. already spends less on public health than 65 of the state’s 67 counties. Didn’t think people’s health would be considered a luxury item in the 07-08 budget. This should be the last place the county cuts.
Note: Health & Life insurance for County Employees (excluding the Constitutional offices) was budgeted at $7,206,860 for this fiscal year.