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Tax Day signs carry many messages

People attending the Tax Day Rally in Boise came out to hear from speakers at the event, but also to get their message across through signs and chants.  Many of the signs were critical of President Barack Obama and federal … Continue reading

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AARP says Idaho needs more doctors

Idaho ranks 49th in the nation in the number of doctors for its state population, according to a new survey by the AARP.  The survey also says that 40 percent of Idaho doctors are 55 years or older, and their … Continue reading

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Democrat Allred wants Idaho to opt out of health care reform and go its own way (video)

Democratic candidate for governor, Keith Allred, believes there exists “a more promising direction” than the lawsuit against federal health care reforms challenged by Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, which has the full support of Gov. Butch Otter. In a press … Continue reading

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AARP: old drivers, voters, state retirees won this legislative session

The Idaho chapter of the AARP said that state retirees and older drivers and voters were some of the winners of the recently-finished legislative session.  Losers include those needing low-cost health insurance or Medicaid.  AARP said retired state employees won … Continue reading

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Insurance department warns of phony health care scam

New federal health care legislation could be leading to a new health care scam, according to the Idaho Department of Insurance (DOI).  Other states are reporting consumer complaints of people posing as government insurance agents try to sell new insurance … Continue reading

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Conscience rights for health care workers becomes law without Otter’s signature

Legislation creating freedom of conscience rights for health care workers on certain issues including abortion and end-of-life care will become Idaho law without the signature from Gov. Butch Otter.  The Senate backer of the plan said he understands the governor’s … Continue reading

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Paul and Minnick on next step for Congress (video)

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, visited Idaho Saturday, and one of the attendees at a reception Paul spoke at was Idaho Democratic U.S. Rep. Walt Minnick.  IdahoReporter has video of both Paul and Minnick discussing future action from Congress. Paul … Continue reading

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Ron Paul on federal health care (video)

Republican U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas said he thinks new federal health care legislation is a disaster, but that he doesn’t think states will win a lawsuit that would allow them to opt out of parts of the plan … Continue reading

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Otter signs Idaho Health Freedom Act (video)

With Republican legislators at his back, Gov. Butch Otter became the first governor in the nation to formally set up a showdown with the federal government over pending health care legislation. Wednesday, at his ceremonial office in the Capitol building, … Continue reading

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AARP slams Otter for signing Idaho Health Freedom Act (video)

The AARP, through its Idaho spokesman David Irwin, released a statement today slamming Gov. Butch Otter for signing the Idaho Health Freedom Act, which, sponsors say, will help shield residents of the state from being forced to purchase health insurance. … Continue reading

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