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Idaho's Rising Jobless Rate Fuels State's Growing Health Care Woes
Date:11/11/2009

spend upwards of a quarter of their income.

For hundreds of thousands of Idahoans who can barely afford skyrocketing health care costs, the legislation strictly limits how much more insurance companies can charge based on age, and stops insurers from denying coverage based on a person's health history or gender. The legislation also closes the dangerous Medicare prescription drug coverage gap known as the "doughnut hole" and allows the program to negotiate lower drug prices. It adds cost-free preventive services like cancer screenings and cracks down on waste and fraud to protect and strengthen traditional Medicare benefits.

AARP has nearly 185,000 members in Idaho.

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