Freedom Foundation: Commission, IFF supporters deserve praise for pension perk’s demise

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Boise, ID—On Friday, Idaho Freedom Foundation President Wayne Hoffman praised members of the Citizens Commission on Legislative Compensation for voting to end a legislative pension perk that has enriched well-connected state lawmakers for decades. “The Idaho Freedom Foundation sounded the alarm on this unethical scheme in 2010, and hasn’t stopped since, “Hoffman said. “Commission members deserve kudos for following IFF’s …

Idaho Freedom Foundation statement on Proposition 2 vote

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This morning, Idaho Freedom Foundation President Wayne Hoffman released the following statement, one day after Idahoans voted on Proposition 2, the Obamacare expansion plan: “Though we had hoped special interests would not be successful in persuading Idahoans to support Obamacare expansion, the Idaho Freedom Foundation prepared for this moment. Tuesday’s vote was not the last word on the subject. In …

Millionaire politician says son needs Prop 2 Obamacare subsidies

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By Jon Cassidy | Special to Idaho Freedom Foundation Former state Rep. Merrill Beyeler says it’s unfair that his son isn’t covered by Obamacare. The adult son falls into a supposed “coverage gap,” where he is eligible for neither Medicaid nor Obamacare subsidies, owing to some sort of defect in the law—Beyeler says—that can be fixed by passing Proposition 2 …

Freedom Foundation: New Otter ad falsely portrays Prop 2’s Obamacare expansion as “an Idaho-grown solution”

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Boise, ID—Idaho Freedom Foundation President Wayne Hoffman today blasted supporters of Proposition 2 for falsely claiming Medicaid expansion is “an Idaho-grown solution.” “Proposition 2 implements Obamacare. Obamacare was created in Washington, D.C., by the liberals who controlled Congress and the White House at the time. There’s nothing ‘Idaho-grown’ about a healthcare plan that was crafted by Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, …

Beware of progressive piety

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Dr. John Livingston | Medical Policy Adviser I had the honor of attending yesterday’s City Club of Boise forum on Medicaid expansion as the guest of Fred Birnbaum, vice president of the Idaho Freedom Foundation. Fred did an outstanding job of representing conservative principles as a basis for opposing Medicaid expansion—to an audience that was not predisposed to his position. Over …

Medicaid should serve the truly needy, not able-bodied, childless adults

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Dr. John Livingston | Medical Policy Adviser The federal government established Medicaid in 1965 to deliver medical services to impoverished, vulnerable Americans. These people, those living at the margins who, because of chronic disease processes, cannot work or afford medical care, should always be our top priority. On Nov. 6, Idahoans will see Proposition 2 on their election ballots. Proposition …