Health Care

Self-insurance Proposal Could Save Idaho $13M
Health care experts say switching state workers to a self-insurance model could save roughly $13 million in its first year of implementation. The amount is smaller than the state's previous estimates that boasted savings as high as $60 million within the first three years. Idaho lawmakers have …
Indigent Costs Expected to Rise
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho counties rely on local property taxes and money from the state's general fund to cover the catastrophic medical costs of poor residents who can't pay their medical bills. The Spokesman-Review reports those costs have ballooned over the past decade, jumping f…
Gov. Otter’s Health Care Panel Set to Meet
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The panel appointed to scrutinize whether Idaho should expand Medicaid coverage to include more low-income people meets for the first time Monday. Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter appointed the 15-member group last month, along with a separate panel that's looking into whether t…
More Federal Health Care Money Headed To Idaho
Federal officials are awarding more money to help states carry out President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The surprise? The list includes seven states, including Idaho, suing to overturn the landmark law. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday that 13 st…
Medical Reform Nullification Bill Revived
Lawmakers are advancing a revived push to nullify the federal health care overhaul in Idaho. The House State Affairs Committee voted along party lines Monday to send the measure, led by Republican Represenative Vito Barbieri of Coeur d'Alene, to the full House...
Nullification Hearing Draws Large Crowd
More than 200 people flocked to the Idaho Capitol this morning for a hearing on a bill to void President Obama's health care overhaul.  Dozens at the House State Affairs Committee wore yellow "Yes Nullify" stickers on their shirts or jackets...
Health Care Debate Resumes At State House
Representative Vito Barbieri went before the House State Affairs Committee Monday morning to introduce a revised version of his bill that would keep Idaho from implementing the federal health care law. The committee voted to print this latest version of the bill...
American Thinker This Week with Larrey Anderson: 2/3/11
American Thinker editor Larrey Anderson discusses the Egyptian revolution and how the president is handling the situation, The Obama health care defeat, and  the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan.
Larrey D. Anderson studied comparative religion and philosophy at Harvard and Pen…
Health-Care Reform Act Unconstitutional..
President Barack Obama’s health care reform legislation, assailed as an abuse of federal power in a 26-state lawsuit, led by Idaho, has been ruled unconstitutional by a U.S. judge.
U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson in Pensacola, Florida, declared the law unconstitutional in a ruling to…
GOP Starts to Tackle “Obama Care” Bill
"As House Republicans prepare this week to hold a vote to repeal the health-care law that President Obama signed last year, the administration says it opposes that idea but is "open" to Republican suggestions to improve the provision. That is a marked shift from last year, when the …