Today, the Supreme Court rejected an attack on the Affordable Care Act, our country’s historic health care law. Now, 6.4 million people can rest more easily, knowing their health insurance won’t be stripped away.
ICAN led grassroots leaders in the fight for health care for everyone in Idaho. The ACA was a major victory, and it’s here to stay.
“But it’s not time for us to celebrate in Idaho,” said Robynhawk Wilson, ICAN board member. “Our lawmakers have refused to expand Medicaid, and about 90,000 Idahoans are being shut out of quality health care as a result. This refusal is steeped in racial injustice: a large portion of those still excluded are people of color.”
In Idaho about 450 citizens die each year without access to health care. Currently, adults with incomes between 26-100% FPL do not qualify for subsidies through the ACA or Medicaid benefits.
“The country is moving forward with health reform, and our state lawmakers have no more excuses. It’s time to stand up for all Idahoans.”
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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ICAN youth carry the torch of justice!
On January 20, 2013 more than 100 ICAN members braved freezing temperatures to show honor and respect for Idahoans who don’t have time to wait for the Medicaid Expansion. Invest In A Healthy Idaho shares some of these stories and also shares many of the benefits that could be realized if Idaho would say YES to a Medicaid Expansion.