Sanders survives health scare thanks to American medical care

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By Dr. John M. Livingston | Medical Policy Adviser As a retired surgeon, I was sorry to hear that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders had an ischemic event—crescendo angina or a heart attack—while campaigning in Las Vegas. I know firsthand that it’s probably a relief to Sanders, his friends, family, and supporters he was being treated at a state-of-the-art medical center. …

Release: Boise City Hall squanders $144 million, property taxes continue to skyrocket

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BOISE, ID—This week, the Idaho Freedom Foundation released a report that details more than $144 million in wasteful spending by Boise city officials. Said wasteful spending leads to high property taxes for residents and businesses. The 208-page report, “Are you kidding me, Boise?”, reveals how city officials waste tax dollars on myriad pet projects. Select findings from the report include:  …

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 …