Navigation Links
Statement by James P. Firman, Chair Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) on the President's FY2009 Budget Proposal
Date:2/5/2008

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by James P. Firman, chair of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO), on the President's FY2009 budget proposal :

Senior organizations are deeply disappointed in the budget proposal put forth by the President today. The budget proposes draconian cuts of almost $200 billion to Medicare and Medicaid, which would cause serious and potentially life threatening harm to millions of older Americans.

It is particularly irresponsible to propose this magnitude of Medicare cuts without reducing overpayments to private insurance Medicare Advantage plans, as recommended by the non-partisan expert Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC). Further evidence of misplaced priorities is the plan to extend the Administration's first-term tax cuts--primarily for the wealthiest Americans--beyond the 2011 expiration date, at a cost of $635 billion through 2013.

The budget also seeks huge cuts in many important discretionary programs and frozen funding in most others. Spending cuts sought include: a $30 million reduction for the Administration on Aging, $172 million cut for the Senior Community Service Employment Program, $570 million cut for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, and $500 million cut for the Social Services Block Grant Program. These cuts are being proposed at a time when our economy is slowing considerably and the cost of necessities such as home heating costs and fuel are rising steadily.

Fortunately, many in Congress understand just how important these programs are to thousands of vulnerable older Americans and their families, and will work with us to strengthen them.

Our hope and expectation is that Congress will support and enhance effective programs which enable older Americans to pursue healthy, independent and dignified lives. Our nation must prepare now for the growing number of baby boomers who will need economi
'/>"/>

SOURCE Leadership Council of Aging Organizations
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Statement of Eli Lilly and Company on Dr. David Egilman Settlement:
2. Takeda statement on ACTOS meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
3. Takeda Statement on ACTOS(R) (Pioglitazone HCl) Meta-Analysis Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
4. Statement by Mike Leavitt Secretary of Health and Human Services on the United States-China Bilateral Meetings on Food and Drug Safety
5. Statement by Oscar S. Wyatt, Jr.
6. Statement from Employment Policies Institute on Senator Hillary Clintons Health Care Plan
7. Pelosi Statement on Proposed Entitlement Task Force
8. Statement by Robert Greenstein, Executive Director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on the New Congressional SCHIP Agreement
9. Statement on House/Senate Agreement on SCHIP Legislation
10. Statement from the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care
11. Produce for Better Health Foundation Releases Statement on Study Saying Fruit & Vegetable Consumption Not Strongly Associated With Colon Cancer Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... ... reTXT ” was featured on NewsWatch as part of its monthly AppWatch, which takes ... and Windows. Joe Toohey, the host of AppWatch and technology expert, conducted the app ... including ones already sent. , While text messaging has more features than it did ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... ... Down is a reputable source of authentic tickets for the 2015 iHeart Radio Music ... genre of music will have an act they are excited to see at this two-day ... artists will perform: Sam Smith, Coldplay, Kenny Chesney, The Who, Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato, ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... ... Super Bowl 50 will emanate from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA on Sunday, ... Bowl. In the two weeks that separate the conference championships and the Super Bowl, there ... game will mark the 50th time it has been held and the festivities will take ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Recently touted by ... predictive health analytics , Jvion continues to disrupt the predictive analytic and ... that targets patient and population level illness to drive prevention and better health ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... 31, 2015 , ... Sculpted Contours Luxury Medical Aesthetics announces the arrival of ... Aesthetics released this new applicator in the United States as an upgrade to the ... The original applicator required a 2 hour treatment time. The new CoolSmooth ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Correct Auto-Correct and Clarify the Unclear with reTXT Messaging App 2Health News:Cheap 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival Tickets in Las Vegas at MGM Grand Garden Arena: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Vegas 2Health News:Cheap 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival Tickets in Las Vegas at MGM Grand Garden Arena: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Vegas 3Health News:Cheap 2016 Super Bowl Tickets at Levi's Stadium: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices on Super Bowl 50 Tickets in Santa Clara, CA at Levi's Stadium 2Health News:Jvion Showcased as Leader in the Predictive Analytic Market 2Health News:Cooler Coolsculpting in Atlanta: Treatments Now Twice As Fast 2Health News:Cooler Coolsculpting in Atlanta: Treatments Now Twice As Fast 3
... to understand how much of who we are is ... even more understanding of what genes can do.// New ... different organization between male and female brains.,Researchers offer evidence ... is determined before a person is even born. These ...
... treated for cancer complain of feeling weak and tired,// ... these symptoms. A new study suggests that may not ... associated with worse prognosis after radiotherapy, the doctors assumed ... results of the therapy, as well., ,Not so, ...
... shown the drugs zidovudine and nevirapine reduce the mother-to-child ... treatment is generally given late in pregnancy and continued ... if the two drugs given together reduced transmission more ... is born.,Recent research shows a combination drug therapy given ...
... to protect them against severe strains of the bacterium ... disease, according to a new study.,// ,Researchers from ... lived in 16 diverse communities throughout Massachusetts. Results of ... a strain of S. pneumoniae -- a bacterium that ...
... annual snapshot of the nation's health, put together by the National ... Americans are obese //and two-thirds overweight. But life expectancy at birth ... in 2001, up nearly 2 years since 1990. Girls born in ... an increase of one year from 1990. The life expectancy for ...
... Why doesn't he notice how much housework needs to be done? ... control? And the most bewildering one of all //-- why won't ... Michael Gurian, lie not in laziness, sexism or sheer pigheadedness but ... scientists now have the technology to prove it. ,"What Could ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Diabetes, obesity rates shooting up 2Health News:How a man's mind really works 2
(Date:7/31/2015)... , July 31, 2015 ... for video, data and cloud computing operators has ... leading pharma giant for Internet of Things (IoT) ... applications offered on subscription model.      ... giant is striving for business innovations to make ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , July 30, 2015  ResMed (NYSE: ... signed a definitive agreement to acquire Curative ... ventilation and sleep-disordered breathing medical devices and ... market reputation in China, combined with ResMed,s global leadership in sleep and ... China suffering from ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , July 30, 2015  Tandem Diabetes Care®, ... company and manufacturer of the t:slim® and t:flex™ ... into non-exclusive Development Agreements with Dexcom, Inc. to ... pumps with the Dexcom G5 and G6 continuous ... next generation pump platform with Dexcom,s future CGM ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Magnaquest Signs a POC With a Leading Pharma Giant in Europe to Manage Subscription Management and Billing for Internet of Things (IoT) 2ResMed Invests in High-Growth Chinese Sleep and Respiratory Care Market with Curative Medical 2ResMed Invests in High-Growth Chinese Sleep and Respiratory Care Market with Curative Medical 3Tandem Diabetes Care Announces Development Agreement with Dexcom for Integration of Future Generation CGM Systems 2Tandem Diabetes Care Announces Development Agreement with Dexcom for Integration of Future Generation CGM Systems 3
Malaria device / strip (3 line, PAN-pLDH, P.f.-HRP2)...
Malaria device / strip (3 line, P.f/P.v Ag Test-pLDH)...
High sensitive, specific one step immunochromatographic assay for human infectious disease...
High sensitive, specific one step immunochromatographic assay for human infectious disease...
Medicine Products: