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John Livingston

Our Medicaid System is Riddled with Fraud and Deceit

Where are the grown-ups? Where are our leaders? In 2020, early in the Covid Political Pandemic, Congress increased the Federal Governments Medicaid “match”. As one of the conditions for receiving these extra monies, States cannot disenroll Medicaid beneficiaries who become ineligible. Only those that die, leave a State or request to be disenrolled are dropped […]

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I Once Was Blind but Now Can See (Part 2)

Enter Butch Otter – A 12 Year Payback to his Faithful Before we start this history of Butch Otter it is necessary that you understand who IACI is as they have been the most influential force in Idaho’s political arena for decades giving them a say in every important policy decision made by our legislators. […]

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John Livingston

Does Anybody Care?

There are several things our State Legislature and Governor could do to help all Idahoans this next legislative session. They could make food cheaper by repealing the grocery tax. They could make owning a business and owning a home or property easier for everyone but especially for those on the margins, by creating a fair […]

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“Idaho Ranks 48th in Mental Illness” Why?

Sometimes I have to sit back and try to understand why good Christians only seem to be good on Sundays at church when I hear about the protest for a new rescue mission at the old Salvation Army center in Boise. We know there is a homeless problem in our state capital and we know […]

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Never let a Crisis go to Waste

Reclaim Idaho’s new ballot initiative for higher taxes must be stopped It’s time to put a halt to Reclaim Idaho’s ballot initiative to raise a heavy tax burden on Idaho businesses for the purpose of pouring more money into our education system. These are the same people who ran the Medicaid expansion initiative that cost […]

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Op-Ed: Liberal “Little” Strikes Again

The election of Brad Little could turn out to be one of the biggest mistakes Idahoans have ever made politically. First, we get the house and senate to pass a repeal of the grocery tax and Otter vetos the bill. Next, Little and the usual cronies promise that they will pass the repeal in the […]

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John Livingston News

Competing for Medicaid Access, What a Mess

Where has $45 million of our tax dollars gone? In the Wall Street Journal was a very interesting article identifying a problem that conservatives anticipated prior to the implementation of Medicaid expansion. The per capita increase in spending nationwide on the Medicaid expansion population patients is 16% higher over the past 3 years than on the […]

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Is Luke Mayville really a Professor or a Promoter for Medicaid Expansion?

In this week’s edition of Idaho Politics Weekly Luke Mayville has written a letter thanking all his volunteers for helping pass Medicaid expansion. A pleasant gesture for sure, but to me it really points out the great chasm between progressive values and traditional classical liberal (today called conservative) philosophy. In his article Professor Mayville never […]

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“Medicaid Expansion” Everyone makes out Except the Taxpayer?

“Bubbles we buy with a whole soul’s tasking” Speaker of The Idaho House of Representatives Scott Bedke and the majority leadership in the Idaho House offered an editorial in Idaho Politics Weekly entitled “Medicaid Expansion is throwing thousands off their insurance”. Remember—”You can keep your doctor you can keep your plan”?—NOT. When politicians and government […]

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Make Idaho Great and Conservative Again

For the past twelve years, we have had a very popular Governor named Butch Otter who proclaimed Idaho as the reddest of the red states, the conservative bastion of America. Well, folks, we hate to tell you but that has all changed over the years of his reign as our great state has been taken […]

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Storytelling is Wrong

In politics, storytelling is a way of life. One side spins the facts and omits the negatives, hoping to persuade the voter to do their bidding. This is the case for Medicaid expansion here in Idaho. Most states that implemented the expansion provided a pathway for funding. They realized that the expansion will cost millions […]

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Let’s Talk Turkey on Taxes

First, I would like to chime in on some of your comments about the legislature and how they do a lot of talking but when it comes to cutting their bloated budgets and reducing taxes, they are nothing but a flock of lame ducks. Let’s be honest; most of them have yet to prove themselves […]

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