Worth the Wait Worries

By Ben Briscoe
NewsChannel 10

AMARILLO, TEXAS - A major local education program may be a thing of the past. That's if the current health care reform bill makes it through Congress.

At the urging of president Obama, the current version of the health care reform bill includes doing away with a major source of funding for abstinence based education programs.

The grant that would be taken away is responsible for almost $500,000 dollars of the local Worth the Wait budget every year.

If the bill passes as is now, the program predicts they'll have to pull out of 70 percent of the schools they are in now. That's about 5,000 children who would no longer get abstinence based education from the non-profit.