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Health Care: Cost vs Price

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 in the world and I have practiced all over the world. That being said there were two recent […]

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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 January 10th, the Idaho House Health & Welfare Committee voted in a 7-6 decision to allow […]

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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 be heard or debated by the entire body of the Idaho House or Senate and […]

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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 on the margin. This year the debate surrounding Health Care will begin to discuss once […]

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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 of past debates when proponents of Medicaid Expansion again asserted that all people have a right […]

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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 and to limit parental rights and personal responsibility. With this vote you joined the ranks of big government Democrats, denied the party to […]

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“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. We had several hours at the end of the course to talk about the State of […]

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The Pre-Existing Conditions Rule Kills Insurance Companies

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, since they can just wait until they need it and buy it then? This would end the insurance industry […]

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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 a point in the U.S. where the risk of contracting cancer in our lifetime is […]

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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 it is unfair that everyone else’s insurance is paid for by the government, so why […]

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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 the 20th Century, neurobiologists believed that the brains of humans reached full development around the […]

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Medicaid Expansion is not the Answer

On the subject of Medicaid expansion: I would just like to reiterate that you will not solve our medical problems by throwing more money at them. It has already been tried in many states and in every one it has failed, however; it has significantly expanded their debt to the point where many of those […]