Navigation Links
Senate Aging Services Budget Falls Short For Older Illinoisans
Date:5/23/2008

AARP Urges House of Representatives not to Concur on Senate Budget which Includes Elimination and Reductions to Critical Senior Services

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many older Illinoisans were left out of the Senate's senior services budget bill passed today. The bill includes severe cuts to several programs and services that allow older residents to live independently in the communities of their own choice and avoid costly and premature institutional care. AARP is opposed to the budget and strongly urges the Senate and House to support the funding level proposed in the Governor's introduced budget and the increases in Speaker Michael Madigan's budget bill (HB 6520).

The Senate passed SB 1103 which removes nearly $50 million from the introduced budget. The reductions affect: the Community Care Program; the Senior Helpline; and eliminates the Ombudsman program.

"The Senate budget is a step backwards when it comes to aging services in Illinois," said Bob Gallo, AARP Illinois State Director. "AARP is disappointed in many aspects of this budget. We're urging all legislators to come together and do what's right - support the funding in the Governor's budget and the increases to these critical services in the Speaker's budget."

After suffering $25 million in reductions from the introduced budget last year, SB 1103 reduces $50 million from the introduced budget for Fiscal Year 2009.

The Senate's version severely reduces funding that allows older adults otherwise eligible for nursing homes to receive services in their homes. This reduction has the potential to push clients of this service out of their homes and into nursing homes. Ultimately this reduction could both cost the state more money and prevent the seniors exercising their choice to live independently.


'/>"/>
SOURCE AARP Illinois
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Sponsor of Drug Bill Rejected by CA Senate Today Changed Its Name After Privacy Violations
2. Former Senate Majority Leader, Princeton Economist Joust on Future of Health Care
3. FasterCures President Greg Simon Testifies to U.S. Senate HELP Committee on Cancer Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century
4. American Lung Association Hails Decision to Snuff Out Smoking in U.S. Senate Lounges
5. PA Governor Says Financial Analysis Shows Nothing Stands in Way of Senate Action to Help Pennsylvanias Uninsured
6. Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act clears Senate
7. USCCB Official Praises Senate Passage of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
8. Coalition for 21st Century Medicine Congratulates U.S. Senate on Passage of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
9. AHIP Statement on Senate Passage of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
10. Statement From Larry Minnix, President & CEO, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) on the Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing, Caring for Our Seniors: How Can We Support the Frontlines?
11. Coalition For A Fair & Competitive Insurance Market Says Senate Should Reject the Blues Attempt to Expand Their Unfair Advantage
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... STAT courier is pleased ... a convenient service for Texas, they are expanding their presence in Dallas. One of ... spree that will bring new jobs to the Dallas and Forth Worth market. STAT ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Vida Health, the digital ... B led by Canvas Ventures . Other investors include Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) ... platform to serve more consumers who are managing chronic conditions or simply ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Peter Zipp ... in and around the greater Phoenix metropolitan region, is announcing a charity event ... mission of the Homeless Youth Connection is to promote community awareness of the ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... families and business owners in and around central Kansas, is joining the Youth ... youth in the region. , Headquartered in Wichita, Youth Horizons works to empower ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Kenall Manufacturing, a leader ... MedMaster™ MPCNGX . The MPCNGX is a multi-function, sealed, LED luminaire that meets the ... light where and when it’s needed. , A 2’ x 4’ model ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... 8, 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... their offering. ... The global chromatography market to grow at a ... Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with ... growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion ...
(Date:12/8/2016)...  Economic growth in the United States will continue ... executives in their December 2016 Semiannual Economic Forecast. Expectations ... began in mid-2009, as indicated in the monthly ISM ... The manufacturing sector is optimistic about growth in 2017, ... and the non-manufacturing sector indicates that 14 of its ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... NEW YORK , Dec. 8, 2016 ... today that it will charge enterprise customers only when ... model disrupts the health and wellness sector, which typically ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161207/446824LOGO ... platform  combines the power of technology with the empathy ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: