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AARP Urges Idaho Senators Not to be the Grinches That Stole Health Care Reform
Date:12/23/2009

ir state health insurance and being forced to get coverage under Medicare which some will not be able to afford.
  • Nearly 400,000 Idahoans spend 10% of their pre-tax income on health care; roughly 100,000 spend upwards of 25% (Families USA).
  • Family premiums for employer-sponsored health care will increase 40% in the next few years and double by 2016.
  • The Senate health care reform bill would: lower drug costs; help the uninsured and businesses have more affordable access to health insurance; hold insurers more accountable to consumers; protect choice of doctors; and hold down the costs of coverage. AARP has committed to making the final health care reform package even stronger by working to permanently close the Medicare Part D doughnut hole as the Senate bill is merged with the House bill. Both the Senate bill and the House bill have moved forward without support from Idaho's Congressional delegation.

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