Guest Commentary


Efforts honor veterans’ commitment

Veterans, by putting their lives on the line for their country, communities, fellow servicemembers and fellow Americans, represent the ultimate sacrifice, which is at the core of their service. We honor veterans this Veterans Day by recognizing the foundation of their service and helping to ensure that their immense commitment is acknowledged and respected.

November 7, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

On Prop. 2: Critical to viability of rural hospitals, economies

Proposition 2 is critical to the health and viability of not only our rural hospitals, but more importantly, our local economies. Medicaid expansion benefits the hardworking members of our local small businesses, farms, and forest workers, in both emergency situations and important preventative care.

October 31, 2018 6 a.m. read more..

Idaho’s Obamacare proposal riddled with constitutional problems

If Medicaid expansion is bad, Proposition 2 is worse because of how it is worded: Prop 2 would give immense power to federal politicians and bureaucrats over Idaho. Said federal power would very likely be in violation of the state constitution. Further, such power could prove damaging to myriad programs.

October 28, 2018 midnight read more..

National Alliance on Mental Illness, Idaho Chapter Endorses Proposition 2 Ballot Initiative

The Idaho Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has endorsed Proposition 2, the Medicaid expansion ballot initiative. The endorsement comes on World Suicide Prevention Day and at the beginning of National Suicide Prevention Week. If passed, Proposition 2 will provide healthcare for the 62,000 Idahoans who fall into the state’s healthcare coverage gap.

October 28, 2018 midnight read more..

Idaho House members, candidates announced opposition to Proposition 2

On Sept. 27, nearly 30 members of the Idaho House of Representatives and legislative candidates announced their opposition to Proposition 2, the Obamacare expansion that will appear on the ballot in November. State Rep. John Vander Woude, R-Nampa, warned voters against Obamacare expansion’s longterm consequences.

October 28, 2018 midnight read more..

Milliman’s Cost Estimates for Prop 2 Medicaid Expansion Push Are Not Credible

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare records show that Milliman, the controversial consulting firm that estimates the costs of Idaho’s proposed Medicaid expansion, changed its forecast seven times over the course of about a month. Further, Milliman cut its gross-cost estimates by more than 30 percent, from the first to the final draft, to sell Idahoans on Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.

October 28, 2018 midnight read more..

Idaho Christians, other Faith Leaders Announce Support for Proposition 2

The week of Oct. 9, Christians and other faith leaders launched a week of prayer and action in support of Proposition 2, the Medicaid expansion ballot intuitive. More than 40 religious leaders around the state have signed their names to a letter urging people of faith to support Proposition 2, the Medicaid expansion ballot initiative.

October 28, 2018 midnight read more..

In Idaho, NO on 2, Says ATR’s New 2018 Ballot Guide

Americans for Tax Reform released its new guide to noteworthy initiatives, amendments, and referenda that will appear on statewide ballots during the 2018 midterm elections. The fate of more than 150 statewide ballot measures will be decided by voters in 38 states from coast to coast on November 6. ATR Recommendation: Oppose

October 28, 2018 midnight read more..



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