Join ICAN members and North Idaho Healthcare Leaders for a discussion on the current status of health care in Idaho. Learn how Idaho can save money, create new jobs, and ensure all Idahoans have access to affordable healthcare. Here is a list of a few of our roundtable participants:
- Dr. John Rusche, Idaho State Representative, Health and Welfare Committee
- Charlotte Ash, Director, Snake River Health Clinic
- Nicole Cleveland,Patient Services, CHAS Clinic
- Brian Fonnesbeck, Nursing Professor, LCSC
- Genevieve Sylvia, Healthcare Professional, uninsured.
Where: Lewis Clark State College, Sacajawea Hall Room 112
When: Wednesday May 28,2014 at 11:00am
Who: Everyone concerned with health care in Idaho
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According to an analysis by University of Idaho economist Steven Peterson, if Idaho adopted the health coverage expansion in 2014, the new spending on health care services and its ripple effects would create 16,337 jobs in the state – living wage jobs that allow families to make a living without relying on public assistance. An estimated 11,825 of these jobs will be in the state’s health care industry. The other 4,512 will be spread across a range of industries.
The new report – Expanding Health Coverage with Federal Funds Will Create Economy-Boosting Jobs in Idaho — was released by Idaho Community Action Network and prepared by Alliance for A just Society.
When the electric bill becomes too heavy of a burden; when gas prices render a trip to work unaffordable; or when insurance fails to cover the expenses of a health care crisis, for many, few options exist. Some will ask friends and family for help. Others may apply for a small loan at a local bank. However, for many Idaho residents located in low-income areas or communities of color, these are not viable options. Instead, MoneyTree, Quik Cash, EZMONEY, and other payday loan centers line the sidewalks with open doors waiting for the opportunity to profit from the financial hardship of consumers in need.