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:10/13/2017)... TX (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... planning agency serving communities in the greater Dallas, Miami, and Raleigh regions, is ... boy fighting to overcome a rare and deadly chromosome abnormality. , After struggling ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... The American Board of Family Medicine's (ABFM) Board of Directors has selected Warren ... James C. Puffer upon his retirement. Dr. Newton will serve in the position of ... end of 2018. Upon assuming the role of President and CEO on January 1, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of ... ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ... It also provides a forum to network with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... most influential people in business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their ... 18,000 views from around the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, a ... has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services ... accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... Oct. 10, 2017   West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. ... for injectable drug administration, today shared the results of ... for improving the intradermal administration of polio vaccines. The ... Summit in May 2017 by Dr. Ondrej Mach ... World Health Organization (WHO), and recently published in the ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... , Oct. 4, 2017 ... single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today announced regulatory ... Health Surveillance Agency (or Agência Nacional de Vigilância ... first single-use, cordless surgical retractor with integrated LED ... optimal access, illumination and exposure of a tissue ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 The Rebound mobile ... the struggle to reverse the tide of prescription drug addiction. ... regulating their medicine intake and stepping down their dosage in ... to launch in December 2017; the first 100,000 people to ... more at http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: