Section of Health insurance and Human Providers has released details of the President’s FY 2008 budget request to Congress for the section. The spending budget proposes total outlays of almost $700 billion for Health insurance and Human Services, an increase of more than $28 billion from 2007. This shape includes $67.6 billion in discretionary plan spending, which is an increase of $95 million over the FY 2007 full year continuing resolution. The HHS budget proposal reflects responsible steps to reform and modernize the Medicare program fiscally. Financing for Medicare benefits, which will help 44.6 million Americans, is expected to be nearly $454 billion in FY 2008, and increase of $28 billion over the prior year. These proposals will encourage efficient payment for services, foster competition and promote beneficiary involvement in health care decisions.Premier Alan Carpenter says a closer examination of the organisation showed the full amount had not been immediately required and $23.9 million would be allocated for recurrent funding and $14.49 million will be allocated to three replacement aircraft and two new aircraft. Mr Carpenter provides denied the money is a pre-election sweetener and says extra financing would be considered in the next State Spending budget – he says while the RFDS was an essential service the Government needed to be accountable.