Pandemic no time for Republican rule

Remember when, just over a month ago, we dreamt that the current pandemic would be under control by August?   People looked forward to school resuming in August. Sponsors were cancelling or postponing June and July events, but the Eastern and Western Idaho state fairs, scheduled for late August and early September, seemed safe. New reports …

Health: ACA needs to stay!

by Pat Mac It’s good that Donald Trump is rethinking Obamacare, because having to deal with all the other ramifications of a Trump presidency and losing your health insurance when you’re depressed and sick to your stomach is too much for anyone on the blue side. (Not all the ACA policies had mental health coverage, …

Idaho Legislature: Numbers and More Numbers

by Judy Ferro A proposed 5000% increase in a fine made me acutely aware of the numbers in the 40+ bills before the legislature. There are good news numbers, like the proposed $29 million transfer from the Catastrophic Health Care Cost Fund to the General Fund. For the past two years, Idaho taxpayers have paid …

Health: Obamacare improving lives

by Judy Ferro Obamacare. `               The national Republican leadership has staked the future of their party on people hating it. They have flooded the airwaves with horror stories. Obamacare would crowd doctors’ offices with so many people that you couldn’t get in.   It would destroy Medicare.  It would create “death panels” to deny health care. …