Sanders survives health scare thanks to American medical care

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Healthcare Leave a Comment

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. …

Medicaid expansion myths persist

Fred Birnbaum Articles, Healthcare Leave a Comment

A handful of Medicaid expansion myths persist in the public sphere, not because they have any factual basis, but rather because Democrats and progressives see these distortions as useful to their political agenda. Facts are stubborn things, though. Here are some facts about Idaho’s Medicaid expansion: Thanks to courageous Idaho House conservatives, able-bodied adults will be required to work to …

Legislators should reject Ottercare, come up with own plan to help Idahoans

Wayne Hoffman Articles, Healthcare

After Butch Otter was abducted by aliens and replaced with a replicant (estimated to have occurred sometime around 2008), he’s been increasingly creative with the ways in which he injects government into our lives. This is especially true in healthcare. Five years ago, the Otter replicant convinced the Idaho Legislature to start a state health insurance exchange. This year, Otter …

Idaho Freedom Foundation announced Tuesday the creation of ExchangeForm.com

Mitch Coffman Healthcare, Press Release

Boise, ID— The Boise, Idaho-based Idaho Freedom Foundation announced Tuesday the creation of ExchangeForm.com. The website is a resource for employers to notify employees of the insurance exchange, without using the federal government’s “model” notice. Employers can generate a form to give to their employees and add certain free market language to the form as well. The exchanges are one …

State Insurance Exchange FAQs

IFF Healthcare, Insurance Exchange

Below are just a couple of selections from the full FAQ. To read the full FAQ, click here. What information will I have to give up to use the State Insurance Exchange? You have to provide personal financial and health information. It will include tax-related income and asset information. It will also include medical claims information. Under Section 1311 of …