Tag Archives: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Health and Welfare chair McGeachin may go it alone to stop health exchange (video)

(Note: This is the first installment of a two-part interview with Rep. Janice McGeachin,R-Idaho Falls, chairperson of the House Health and Welfare Committee.) Who says one person can’t make a difference? The coming fight over the creation of a state-based … Continue reading

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Appeals court sides with Idaho, other states on individual mandate

A federal appeals court in Georgia ruled Friday that the federal health care reform’s requirement that people buy health insurance or pay a fine is unconstitutional.  Idaho was one of 26 states to sue the federal government to block the … Continue reading

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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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Despite executive order, some Obamacare money could be used in Idaho

On April 20, Gov. Butch Otter signed an executive order preventing implementation  in Idaho of Obamacare, the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The order is intended to prevent state agencies from entering into agreements with or accepting … Continue reading

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