Navigation Links
Idaho State of the State Holds Promise & Problems
Date:1/11/2010

AARP Urges Legislators Not to Balance Budget on Backs of Elderly & Work to Tackle Idaho's Worsening Health Care Crisis

Statement by Jim Wordelman AARP State Director for Idaho

BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today in his State of the State, Governor Otter laid out a broad road map for Idaho in the coming year - the address held both promise and problems.

The Governor's commitment of bring more doctors to Idaho to perform their residencies is a move in the right direction. Idaho has one of the lowest patient-to-physician ratios in the nation, especially for Medicare beneficiaries; today's announcement will help people across the state have better access to needed medical care.

AARP also commends the Governor for his budget recommendations of:

  • $250,000 to complete the Northern Idaho Aged and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) and for his commitment to expanding the project statewide to help Idahoans have a better long-term care system.
  • $38 million in new Medicaid funds and $71 million in Federal Medical Assistance Percentage, to help Idahoans, young and old, who've fallen on hard times, continue to have needed access to health care.

Budget cuts and holdbacks must not be unduly harsh and must be implemented responsibly and ensure that a no-growth budget does not mean a no-conscience budget. Many older Idahoans and families across the state have been forced to turn to programs and services for the basics like health care, access to prescription drugs and for the ability to remain in their homes and communities with dignity and avoid costly nursing home care. AARP urges Governor Otter and the Legislature to ensure this budget is not balanced on the backs of Idaho families and its frail elderly.

Idaho's looming health care crisis hit home for hundreds of thousands of people across the state in 2009
'/>"/>

SOURCE AARP Idaho
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. BLU-MED Response Systems Announces New Production Facility in Idaho
2. Medicare Cuts Pose Disproportionate Threat to Idahos Rural Seniors, Local Jobs Base
3. TriWest Contributes $15,000 to Support Idaho National Guard Families
4. Idaho Potato Commission Launches Recipes for Relief in Celebration of the International Year of the Potato
5. Idaho Youth Named National Epilepsy Spokesperson
6. WellPoint NextRx Announces New Agreement With Blue Cross of Idaho
7. Message to Idaho Residents: Forgo Fad Dieting and Join the Campaign for Healthy Weight
8. 2008 Idaho Potato Harvest Forecast: Plentiful, High-Quality Spuds
9. Collaborative Medicine Soon a Reality for Providers in Southeastern Idaho
10. American Imaging Management to Partner with Blue Cross of Idaho
11. Idaho Youth Shares Epilepsy Message on Capitol Hill
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/31/2014)... Mexico (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 On ... Rights friend-of-the-court brief in support of the New Mexico ... ruling that the New Mexico constitution contains a right ... Court of Appeals of the State of New Mexico). ... the brief: ADAPT, the American Association of People ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... 2014 Kicking blog MichaelHusted.com ... of Matt Nelson Kicking Academy on his role as ... a National Camp Series (NCS) Associate according to retired ... Nelson is another high quality to our NCS fraternity,” ... He is an outstanding pro prospect kicker, kicking ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 The severity ... healthcare provider specializing in menopause is expert in ... expectations and relief from uncomfortable symptoms with the latest ... complementary therapies offer a variety of alternative treatments and ... While these treatment options may fall outside of what ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... 2014: A new method to predict the optimal ... presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Benjamin Dahan ... 350 AEDs located in public places for optimal prevention ... Dahan said: "Out of hospital cardiac arrest is a ... between 50 and 100 per 100 000 in the ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... According to the latest review on DailyGossip.org, this is the ... health. It seems that the method is so popular nowadays ... patients from all over the world. , The program ... will not only eliminate acne forever, but will also help ... program unique among other methods of curing candida is the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Not Dead Yet and Six Other National Disability Groups Submit Friend-of-the-Court Brief in New Mexico Assisted Suicide Appeal 2Health News:Not Dead Yet and Six Other National Disability Groups Submit Friend-of-the-Court Brief in New Mexico Assisted Suicide Appeal 3Health News:MichaelHusted.com Features an Interview with Matt Nelson of Matt Nelson Kicking Academy on His Role as a Kicking Coach and on Becoming a National Camp Series Associate 2Health News:MichaelHusted.com Features an Interview with Matt Nelson of Matt Nelson Kicking Academy on His Role as a Kicking Coach and on Becoming a National Camp Series Associate 3Health News:A Look at Complementary Therapies and Alternative Medicine for National Menopause Awareness Month 2Health News:A Look at Complementary Therapies and Alternative Medicine for National Menopause Awareness Month 3Health News:A Look at Complementary Therapies and Alternative Medicine for National Menopause Awareness Month 4Health News:A Look at Complementary Therapies and Alternative Medicine for National Menopause Awareness Month 5Health News:New method predicts optimal number and location of AEDs 2Health News:Acne No More Review Reveals Unusual Tip to Eliminate Acne Permanently 2
... of Michigan evolutionary biologist Jianzhi "George" Zhang, has uncovered ... a sex determiner in honey bees. These novel inputs ... methods to breed honeybees, who are effective pollinators of ... findings of Zhang and collaborators are published in a ...
... to pain.In the study conducted on rats, the development// ... expression of that particular gene after a nerve injury ... of new painkillers. ,"Studies in volunteers showed ... variant that protects them from pain somewhat, and three ...
... disease is to be resumed and researchers from Southampton University ... ,The progress of the disease was supposed to be reversed ... the disease. But during the second phase of the trial, ... the study was brought to a halt for safety ...
... plastic and reconstructive surgeon has been given the go-ahead ... the Royal Free Hospital, London to select four patients ... College of Surgeons has called for caution with leading ... surgery promises to transform the lives of hundreds of ...
... implanted in 65,000 dogs in Shanghai to improve canine management ... at curbing// rabies in provinces of Yunnan and Shandong drew ... ID number. To access information about the dog - photo, ... have to access the ID number. ,Chip developer ...
... Gleneagles Hospitals has asked the West Bengal government for 10 ... here for setting up// a Rs.1.5 billion institute. ... research in the medical field, said V. Satyanarayana Reddy, CEO, ... the government to identify and hand over a site for ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Breeding success by delving into the honey bee sex gene 2Health News:Breeding success by delving into the honey bee sex gene 3Health News:Gene determines pain threshold... 2Health News:Alzheimer's Vaccine- A Realistic Prospect 2Health News:Green Signal given to Full-Face Transplants 2Health News:Green Signal given to Full-Face Transplants 3
(Date:8/29/2014)... PITTSBURGH , Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChemImage ... at the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science ... Forensic Sciences in Adelaide, Australia ... discussion concerning the advancements that hyperspectral imaging can ... Jeffrey Beckstead , Director of Product Development ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014  Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX ... and consumables to the medical, research and veterinary markets, ... Chief Executive Officer, will present at the CL King ... Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. ET. The ... Hotel in New York City . ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... August 29, 2014 Pixcelldata, the ... software has announced a major new deal with Dutch ... renowned pathology expert, Dr. Marius Nap . ... 26th European Congress of Pathology which is taking placing ... Arena, London where Pixcelldata will ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 2ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 3Abaxis, Inc. to Present at CL King's 12th Annual Best Ideas Conference 2014 2Pixcelldata Announces New Deal with Dutch Tele-Pathology Specialists eX-Path Ahead of ECP 2014 2
... Osteotech, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSTE ), a leader in the ... the Company,s first quarter ended March 31, 2010 financial ... May 10, 2010 .  The management team of Osteotech will host ... , at 9:00 a.m. (EDT) to discuss the Company,s ...
... Doctora Aliza, editor in chief of VidaySalud.com and expert health commentator for the ... Latino Legislative Caucus during a special Assembly floor session at the California Capitol ... , (Photo: ... "Doctor Aliza ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Osteotech Announces First Quarter 2010 Financial Results Release and Conference Call 2Latino Spirit Award For VidaySalud.com's Doctora Aliza 2