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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 from $19 million in 2000 to a projected $60 million this year

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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 the state should establish its own insurance exchange under President Barack Obama's health care reforms

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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 Kat

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AARP: Idaho Near Bottom in Affordability and Access to Care for Disabled and Elderly

According to the first ever national study on the issue, the AARP says Idaho gets high marks for providing home and community based services..ranked 8th in the nation. The state is also ranked 6th in the nation of providing support to caregivers, who are often times family members. However, the Gem State

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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 Vit

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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.  Many wer

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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. This time, Barbieri has taken out the term "nullification" and is

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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 philoso

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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 today. Then- Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum filed sui

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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 president a

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