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 …

To understand support for Prop. 2, follow the money

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By Rep. Bryan Zollinger & Idaho Freedom Foundation Vice President Fred Birnbaum Supporters of Proposition 2, the Obamacare Medicaid expansion, are hiding their financial motives. They want the public to believe that they speak for those who can’t afford health care coverage, while neglecting to mention that the initiative’s backers stand to gain financially. Let’s start from the beginning. Despite …

Medicaid expansion the moral path? Not so fast

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Dr. John M. Livingston | Medical Policy Adviser I was again thinking about the two arguments of the Medicaid expansion group.  One was the so-called “moral argument” that without Medicaid expansion, we wouldn’t be taking care of those in need. In my 41-year career, I have never seen in this country a patient in need not attended too.  In fact, …