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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The Challenge of Dealing with Referendums like Medicaid Expansion

The Challenge of Dealing with Referendums like Medicaid Expansion

62     Last November, Idaho voters approved the proposition to expand Medicaid, but the process of getting the program funded and done right, if at all, is not so clear. The proposition passed by voters didn’t speak to how it was...
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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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STOP Idaho From Further Limiting Your Freedom of Choice in Healthcare!

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

202     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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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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Did Idaho Legislators Sell Out to Pharmaceutical Companies?

Did Idaho Legislators Sell Out to Pharmaceutical Companies?

353     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 ...
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The Truth About the Meningococcal (MenACWY) Vaccine and Your Child

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

271     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 ru...
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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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Four Idaho Republicans Join Democrats to Impose Vaccine Mandate

Four Idaho Republicans Join Democrats to Impose Vaccine Mandate

161     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 ‘y...
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“Governmentalist” – Another word for Government Healthcare

“Governmentalist” – Another word for Government Healthcare

      Last week I took a trip back to my home State. I helped teach a group of military surgeons from all over the world at the National Center for Medical Readiness at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton Ohio....
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The Pre-Existing Conditions Rule Kills Insurance Companies

The Pre-Existing Conditions Rule Kills Insurance Companies

86     It is also the lynchpin for single-payer, government-run healthcare If insurance companies were to be required to cover people with pre-existing conditions, who would want to pay for insurance when they know it is not necessary,...
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