IFF urges BSU’s Tromp to drop radical social justice agenda

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BOISE—On Thursday, the Idaho Freedom Foundation urged Boise State University President Marlene Tromp to cease a number of activities and programs that advance a radical social justice political agenda, but do nothing to provide excellent academics for students. “Boise State University’s new president, Marlene Tromp, faces an important choice: Will BSU adopt the radical social justice agenda that has roiled …

Big hospitals are getting rich by gaming the system

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By Dr. John Livingston | Medical Policy Adviser Over the past nine years, we have argued in many places and forums the three points that lead this article. Our opponents have argued otherwise. We are now seeing these arguments being made in the national press more frequently and forcibly because the true numbers on the Affordable Care Act costs and …

Where does all the medical money go?

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By: Dr. John M. Livingston | Special Medical Policy Adviser In 1974, I was assigned as a Navy medical student for three months’ active duty at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia. This was at the end of the Vietnam War, and I had the privilege of being involved in the care of many wounded and injured sailors, soldiers, and …

About those white medical coats in the Capitol

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By Dr. John M. Livingston | Medical Policy Adviser I have noticed over the past 12 years that a very small number of physicians have posed, in their white coats, with politicians. There are more than 3,000 physicians practicing in Idaho today and when a small group — five or so — pose in the Capitol building in their white …

Birnbaum at pension-spiking repeal bill signing: Thankful for IFF supporters who made this possible

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On Tuesday, Gov. Brad Little signed House Bill 68, a bill that finally puts an end to legislative pension-spiking. Idaho Freedom Foundation Vice President Fred Birnbaum offered brief remarks at the signing, which took place in the governor’s ceremonial office. Here are Birnbaum’s remarks: Thank you, Gov. Little, for the invitation to speak at this signing ceremony. It’s an honor …

Senate Bill 1156 — Attorney general

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The Idaho Budget Index examines appropriation bills on several fronts to add important context to lawmakers’ discussions as the spending bills are considered on the House and Senate floors. Among the issues we look at in drawing a conclusion about a budget: Does the agency requesting these funds serve a proper role of government? Has wasteful or duplicative spending been …