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Instead of free health care for felons, Idaho should lift job restrictions

Idaho, for a number of reasons, should not provide state-funded health coverage to former prison inmates, as the Otter administration is contemplating. But that’s not to say Idaho should do nothing to help inmates who [...]

By | July 22nd, 2016|

Healthcare Alternatives working group needs to understand Medicaid expansion experience from other states

The first meeting of the Legislature’s “Healthcare Alternatives for Citizens Below 100 Percent of Poverty Level” occurred July 20. The formal agenda included two subjects following the introductory remarks: 1. Review of proposed 2016 legislation [...]

By | July 21st, 2016|

Great teachers deserve fair evaluations

The system for evaluating teachers in Idaho is flawed. Salaries for teachers in Idaho are set, as are regular salary increases. But without an effective system to evaluate teachers, holding them truly accountable becomes difficult. [...]

By | July 20th, 2016|

Freedom Foundation adds former military surgeon as medical policy adviser

Dr. John L. Livingston, a former U.S. Navy surgeon and a retired general surgeon who practiced in Boise, will join the Idaho Freedom Foundation as a Special Adviser on Medical Policy, the group announced Tuesday. [...]

By | July 19th, 2016|
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