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IFF entering national health care lawsuit with legal brief

The Idaho Freedom Foundation (IFF) is adding its voice to a lawsuit brought by 26 states, including Idaho, to throw out health care reform laws passed by Congress last year. The IFF sent a “friend of the court” letter, calling … Continue reading

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Virginia ruling ‘persuasive’ for Idaho’s case against health care mandate

A federal district judge in Virginia ruled Monday that a key provision within President Barack Obama’s federal health care reforms that requires citizens to purchase health insurance is unconstitutional.  According to one official in the Idaho attorney general’s office, the … Continue reading

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Otter, Allred split on health care plans (video)

Possibly one of the most substantial pieces of law to come out of the 2010 legislative session was the Idaho Health Freedom Act, a bill allowing the state attorney general to sue the federal government over health care reforms, specifically … Continue reading

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Judge says Idaho’s lawsuit against feds on health care reforms can continue

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, the first state executive in the nation to sign legislation allowing his state to sue the federal government over federal health care reforms, cheered a decision by U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson Thursday which will allow … Continue reading

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State has spent $5,000 on health care lawsuit so far

Idaho has already doled out $5,000 to cover the early costs of its share of a lawsuit against the federal government over recent health care laws approved by Congress. That expense is the result of the Idaho Health Freedom Act, … Continue reading

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Day two wraps up at state GOP convention, delegates set to mold platform Saturday

Day two at the Idaho Republican Party’s wrapped up as delegates were treated to a pulled pork sandwich dinner at the Riverbend Ranch, owned by businessman and GOP donor Frank Vandersloot, head of the Melaleuca corporation.  Republicans were treated to the free … Continue reading

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Rasmussen releases first gubernatorial poll, Otter ahead of Allred by 32 points

Rasmussen Reports, one of the most visible names in political polling, has released its first poll of the year on the Idaho gubernatorial race and for Democrat Keith Allred, things are not looking up. The polling agency reports that incumbent … Continue reading

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AARP condemns Idaho Health Freedom Act passage

The Idaho branch of AARP said the state Senate’s decision to approve the Idaho Health Freedom Act Tuesday could spell disaster for the state’s health care system. “This legislation will do more harm than good for Idaho,” said AARP Idaho … Continue reading

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Senate approves Idaho Health Freedom Act

The Idaho Senate voted 24-10 in favor of the Idaho Health Freedom Act Tuesday.  The legislation, which would shield Idahoans from possible federal health care mandates, now heads to the governor’s desk.  The Idaho Health Freedom Act could also help … Continue reading

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Senate should vote on Idaho Health Freedom Act Tuesday

The Idaho Senate will likely debate and vote on the Idaho Health Freedom Act Tuesday.  The proposal would shield Idahoans from possible mandates related to federal health care reform.  It has been on the Senate calendar for debate since Feb. … Continue reading

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