Skip to comments.Governor Palin Announced Health Priorities
Posted on 12/30/2008 9:31:22 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing
Governor Sarah Palin announced her goals to improve Alaska's health and education through fiscal year 2010 budget requests, the formation of a health care commission, support for legislation and an informational campaign to help Alaskans take better care of their own health.
Governor Palin put a priority on children's health and development. "Children are the most valuable resource in Alaska," she said. "We have to do more to support health coverage and health care, because it plays such a big role in a child's success in school, and in life. Our state agencies are partnering to better equip Alaskans to lead healthier lives and to meet health care needs across the state."
(Excerpt) Read more at medicalnewstoday.com ...
To bad that the Pubbies have finally bought into medical imperialism. Tweaking a corrupt system will never improve it. It must be torn down and rebuilt with attention paid to the tendency of allopaths pretend that drug/burn/cut will cure everything.
Gov Palin is a grandmother.
You learned more about Gov Palin than hype and sound bites.
— Support legislation to increase the income eligibility guidelines for Denali KidCare to 200 percent of Alaska's federal poverty level. Such an increase would make about 1,300 more children and about 225 more pregnant women eligible for health coverage under Denali KidCare.
— Continue our investment in the Tobacco Use Education and Cessation Fund to boost Alaska's tobacco prevention and control program.
— Fund Alaska's obesity prevention and control program and work toward reversing the trend of childhood obesity.
— Spend $250,000 to offer better access to early screening and diagnosis of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
— Develop a statewide initiative called Live Well Alaska. The interactive web-based campaign will provide the best recommendations for eating healthier, being more physically active and quitting tobacco use.
— Increase funding for Head Start preschool programs by $800,000. The additional funds will allow the program to serve 60 to 80 more children. Approximately 1,000 Alaska children remain on waiting lists for Head Start. This funding is in addition to $600,000 in increased funding that Head Start received last fiscal year.
— Spend $2 million for the Department of Education to implement a pilot preschool program. School districts would receive the funding through grants. The half-day preschools would serve up to 500 children statewide.
— Fund the University of Alaska's Family Residency Program.
Creating a state-wide commission, to make recommendations could be an effective bulwark against whatever Obama sends down from the federal level. If there are no alternatives proposed; it'll be very hard to oppose Obama’s “solutions”.
Why are you depressed? She didn't propose socialized medicine.
Reasonable? Since when is extended the Nanny state, reasonable?
Who would *want* such a thing?
Would that make her a GIL*?
Since Sarah Palin proposed it. I think she knows what she’s doing.
Palin's support for issues often puts her at odds with the repub party but most Alaskans realize & appreciate her independence/forward thinking. Bottomline is repubs can either control the flow of change or be destroyed by it.
There is so much waste, corruption, and graft in government; Palin really goes after it. What she spends on social programs is usually seen as a good move after the fact.
Would you vote for a governer running for president who previously supported various state medical initiatives?
No, but she is still expanding state health programs.
We all know where that leads.
Why does she merit this kind of blind trust (other than give a good speech)?
^^^^^^^^^^she does what’s right for the people^^^^^^^^^^^
Uhhhh, since when has bigger government every been “right” for the people?
^^^^^^^^^Bottomline is repubs can either control the flow of change or be destroyed by it.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Sorry, I don’t happen to believe that socialism is inevitable.
$12,000 per year per Head Start child? To learn pre-school level skills? Couldn’t you just send tutors out to the kids for a fraction of the cost?
Calvin Coolidge did when he was governor of Mass. Then he was one of the most fiscal, minimalist presidents of the 20th century.
Let me getting right. You think that getting more Americans dependent on the welfare state is “forward looking?”
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