The White Coat

The White Coat

      I have noticed over the past 12 years that a very small number of physicians have posed with politicians in their “white coats”. There are over 3000 physicians practicing in Idaho today and when a small group 5, pose in the capital...
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Entitlement and “The Gift of Work”

Entitlement and “The Gift of Work”

40     The “Varsity Blue” DOJ investigation into College Admission cheating and scamming by people and families of means is consistent with the narrative today that there are two separate classes of people. Those in the upp...
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Medicaid: Gaming the System

Medicaid: Gaming the System

63     We hear from all quarters that health care is a complex issue and solutions are difficult to implement. One political faction argues for a “single payer” command control Health Care system. Conservatives like to poin...
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“Fake News” – In Defense of Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin

“Fake News” – In Defense of Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin

75     Late last week Idaho Lt. Governor Janice McGeachin posed with and then removed on Facebook a brief meeting she had with two members of The Three Percenters. This group is described by Jeff Taggert in his most recent Idaho Politi...
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Conservative or Progressive – It’s Your Choice

Conservative or Progressive – It’s Your Choice

6     When I listen to progressive socialists talk about morality, I first have to ask what is the bases of their moral position? When someone says a “bridge is immoral” I have to ask how can a thing be immoral. A...
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Why Legislative Do-Gooders Hurt More than Help

Why Legislative Do-Gooders Hurt More than Help

4     Minimum wage and Medicaid Expansion are programs designed to help those on the margin. Unfortunately, those who seem to assume a position of moral superiority—in days past, they were called “do-gooders”—don’...
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Would You Take the Life of an Unborn Child?

Would You Take the Life of an Unborn Child?

122     Any discussion regarding abortion rights should acknowledge certain fundamental truths. First of all, there is no sin greater than God’s Love and Grace. God loves us and wants us to experience his love. My Quaker Grandmot...
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The Medical Problems with Legalizing Marijuana

The Medical Problems with Legalizing Marijuana

18     One of many definitions of a “libertarian” is that they are a fiscal conservative and a social progressive. Historically libertarian political philosophy is predicated on the US Constitutional principles of reserving...
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Health Care: Cost vs Price

Health Care: Cost vs Price

8     We are so lucky to live in a State where we have an incredible group of health care providers. Doctors, nurses, and technicians, Family Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants are as knowledgeable and skilled as any place i...
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What is Virtue Signaling?

What is Virtue Signaling?

24     I never heard of the term “virtue signaling” until last Sunday when I listened to news reports about the confrontation between the Covington Kentucky Catholic High School students and the Native American Elder. Now I...
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Single Payer Medical Care is not the Answer

Single Payer Medical Care is not the Answer

47   1 Over the past 7 years and since the time of the passage of the ACA, I have listened without interjecting myself into the debate about the efficacy of moving forward with—Medicaid Expansion, SHIP, and Access to Health Care to those....
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Health Care is neither a Right nor a Common Good

Health Care is neither a Right nor a Common Good

10   1 Last weekend was a great moment in time for the State of Idaho. Seeing power being transferred to a new generation of Idahoans and fresh young legislators eager to represent their constituents is always uplifting. Unfortunately, we h...
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