House Speaker Scott Bedke Says he is ‘Pro-herd Immunity’

House Speaker Scott Bedke Says he is ‘Pro-herd Immunity’

We were alerted to a recent healthcare conference attended by several legislators including Speaker Bedke, Maryanne Jordan (D-Boise) and Rep. Rod Furniss (R-Rigby). After reading their comments on the validity of vaccines, I’m appalled at the lack of real understanding...
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Where Does The Money Go?

Where Does The Money Go?

In 1974, I was assigned as a Navy medical student for 3 months active duty at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth VA. This was at the end of the Viet Nam War and I had the privilege of being involved...
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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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STOP Idaho From Further Limiting Your Freedom of Choice in Healthcare!

STOP Idaho From Further Limiting Your Freedom of Choice in Healthcare!

While there is a shortage of doctors in Idaho and, for that matter in the United States, our legislators want to make it even more difficult for Idahoans to choose a doctor for yourselves and their family. A new bill...
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Did Idaho Legislators Sell Out to Pharmaceutical Companies?

Did Idaho Legislators Sell Out to Pharmaceutical Companies?

No matter what your personal beliefs on the effectiveness of vaccines, I want to raise awareness of Big Pharma’s influence on dissolving our nation’s most valuable founding principle: FREEDOM. It is happening right here in Idaho, right now. On Janu...
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The Truth About the Meningococcal (MenACWY) Vaccine and Your Child

The Truth About the Meningococcal (MenACWY) Vaccine and Your Child

Last week in the Idaho House Health and Welfare Committee, after much debate and controversy, an administrative rule was passed by a 7-6 vote to mandate 12th-grade high school students receive the Meningococcal vaccine. This rule is not required to...
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Single Payer Medical Care is not the Answer

Single Payer Medical Care is not the Answer

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

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 heard the echoes...
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Four Idaho Republicans Join Democrats to Impose Vaccine Mandate

Four Idaho Republicans Join Democrats to Impose Vaccine Mandate

Representatives Fred Wood, Jarom Wagoner, Marc Gibbs, and Laurie Lickley, Today [January 10, 2019], I watched as you voted ‘yes’ to mandate the meningitis vaccine for children. In other words, you voted ‘yes’ to increase government ...
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Free Seminar on Cancer Strategies through the use of Integrative Medicine

Free Seminar on Cancer Strategies through the use of Integrative Medicine

WHEN: October 6, 2018, from 10 to 1 pm WHERE: Friendship Celebration Lutheran Church, 765 Chinden Blvd., Meridian, Idaho 83646 DETAILS: This Seminar is open to the general public and we encourage you to attend this important discussion. We are now at...
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Medicaid Expansion? Bad Medicine for Idaho

Medicaid Expansion? Bad Medicine for Idaho

In a recent article posted Idaho Politics Weekly otherwise known as the “Zions Bank Weekly,” Mr. Jim Jones took on the task of justifying Medicaid expansion. You can read it here. He tried his best to tell his readership how...
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Fake News and the Swamp Needs a Brain Scan

Fake News and the Swamp Needs a Brain Scan

When I was 5 years old, my Quaker grandmother told me to be careful of the thoughts I think. Thoughts turn into words, words turn into actions, actions turn into habits, and habits define a life. Before the end of...
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