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Labrador sworn in as new Congress gets to work on issues including health care repeal

Raul Labrador formally became a member of Congress Wednesday, as he was sworn in by new Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio. One of the first issues the new GOP-led House will tackle is the health care plan signed … Continue reading

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Health reforms mean majority of Idahoans could have government insurance

The state and federal government could be paying for more than half of all health care bills in Idaho within a decade, according to Dick Armstrong, head of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW). Armstrong briefed state lawmakers … Continue reading

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Insurance director Deal outlines development of state health exchange

Bill Deal has a big job to do. Deal, a former state legislator from Nampa, is the director of the Idaho Department of Insurance and the man chiefly responsible for crafting the Gem State’s health insurance exchange as part of … Continue reading

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Crapo, Sullivan reveal more differences in TV debate

The two major party candidates for one of Idaho’s U.S. Senate seats tried to saddle each other with the blame and responsibility for the country’s economic woes during a televised debate Tuesday. Incumbent Republican Mike Crapo said America is stealing … Continue reading

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Idaho official has different goals on health reform

At least one Idaho official – the one responsible for insurance — and the federal government don’t see eye to eye on the health care reform law passed by Congress earlier this year. Department of Insurance Director Bill Deal stated … Continue reading

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Labrador says Minnick voted against health care law to get re-elected

Republican Raul Labrador said Democrat Walt Minnick’s vote against health care legislation in Congress earlier this year was made with an eye on this November’s election. “He really only voted against it so that he could get re-elected,” Labrador, a … Continue reading

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Crapo discusses future of health care and national debt (audio)

Congress approved major changes to health care earlier this year, but Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo said there are more plans being debated that could increase the scope of government-funded health care. Crapo hosted a telephone question-and-answer session Wednesday with constituents.  … Continue reading

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Bolick says the more lawsuits against federal health care reforms, the better (video)

Clint Bolick, the man behind Idaho’s Health Freedom Act, told those gathered at an Idaho Freedom Foundation (IFF) event in downtown Boise Wednesday that he’d like to see as many lawsuits against recently-passed federal health care reforms as possible.  He … Continue reading

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Otter rejects Allred’s health reform alternative

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter rejected a plan from Democratic challenger Keith Allred that would have Idaho create its own health care reforms and avoid following new federal health care laws.  The governor said the plan from his likely opponent in … Continue reading

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Senate approves constitutional amendment against federal health care legislation

The Idaho Senate Monday approved legislation that would tell Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution to outlaw portions of the recently approved federal health care legislation.  The joint memorial Idaho lawmakers could send to Congress would prevent the federal government … Continue reading

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