Wish list: 7 ideas to lower healthcare costs in Idaho

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Articles

By Dr. John M. Livingston | Medical Policy Adviser As we begin 2019 and a new legislative session, I see an opportunity to begin healthcare reformation in Idaho. Regardless of how the state Supreme Court may rule on Medicaid expansion, we conservatives must continue to be proactive and provide a positive path forward when we try to take care of …

Deceptions and dissimulations

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Articles

By Dr. John M. Livingston | Medical Policy Adviser Over the past seven years and since the Affordable Care Act’s passage, I have listened without interjecting myself into the debate about the efficacy of moving forward with Medicaid expansion, Idaho’s Statewide Health Innovation Plan (SHIP), and access to health care to those on the margin. This year the debate surrounding …

Human capital

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Articles

By Dr. John M. Livingston | Special Adviser on Medical Policy “Human capital” is defined as the knowledge, skills, and other attributes acquired by individuals during their lifetimes, and used to produce goods, services, and ideas. It is what you would be left with if someone were to strip you of all your worldly goods and assets. All that would …

Obamacare in court

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Articles

By Brent Regan | Chairman, Idaho Freedom Foundation “In our democracy, we must respect the will of the people” is a phrase we have all heard, but is it true? Is the democratic majority the ultimate standard of what is right? Imagine there is a voter initiative on the ballot, call it Proposition 0, that specifies everyone in Idaho has …

Governmentalist

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Articles

Dr. John M. Livingston | Medical Policy Adviser Last week, I took a trip back to my home state of Ohio. There I helped teach a group of military surgeons from all across the world at the National Center for Medical Readiness, at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton. At the end of the course, the gathered medical professionals …

Idaho Freedom Foundation chairman files challenge to Proposition 2

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Articles

On Wednesday, Idaho Freedom Foundation Chairman Brent Regan and eastern Idaho attorney Bryan Smith filed a legal challenge to Proposition 2, alleging that constitutional problems plague the law’s language. “Proposition 2 would give federal politicians and bureaucrats immense power over Idaho,” said Regan on Wednesday. “Said federal power would very likely violate the state constitution.” The Freedom Foundation asserts that …