Happy 46th Birthday for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security

Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security are critical programs that help Ida-hoan’s get needed health care and keep countless seniors out of poverty. July 30, 2011 marks the 46th birthday of these programs. Normally we would celebrate with birthday cake and balloons but this year is different. This year, we needn’t be celebrating with elected officials. In Idaho for example, politicians cut $39 million from Medicaid in last year’s legislative session. Now Congress is flirting with the idea of cutting billions from Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security.

Idaho Community Action Network and Idaho Main Street Alliance urge members to contact U.S. Senators Crapo and Risch and your U.S. Repre-sentative (either Labrador or Simpson) and wish Idaho’s elected officials an un-happy Medicare/Medicaid/Social Security Birthday. Tell them how important the Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security programs are to you, your family and friends or to your small business and why you aren’t happy with the cuts.

Senate Contact Information (contact one or both):

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo – Phone: (202) 224-6142

U.S. Senator James Risch – Phone: (202) 224-2752

Congress Contact Information (contact Congressman for your district only):

U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador – 1st Congressional District Phone: (202) 225-6611

U.S. Congressman Mike Simpson – 2nd Congressional District Phone: (202) 225-553

Unsure of what Congressional District you live in? Click on the link below to determine your Congressional District: Click here.

You may also take action on Medicaid by clicking on the link below:

http://tools.advomatic.com/8/AJSnomedicaidcuts.

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