Medicaid Gap and the Legislature

I have received many inquiries concerning the Medicaid Gap population and asking to expand Medicaid.  This is my take on basic issues. Medical costs have gone from 4 percent of the GDP in 1964 before Medicaid and Medicare began to 18 percent of the GDP today....

Why I Am Opposed to Medicaid Expansion

I have been vocal about my opposition to Medicaid expansion. First, I would like to share five simple reasons why I have come to this conclusion and, second, what I do support and why. Medicaid has the wrong focus. It pays for expensive hospital care while largely...

Thoughts on Minimum Wage

I have received several emails wanting to increase the minimum wage. I understand the desire to improve the lives of those in poverty; however, in my opinion, increasing the minimum wage will do more harm than good. Increasing the minimum wage is based on the...

NGSS

A short note to those opposed to Common Core.  The Idaho House and Senate Education Committees rejected the next generation science standards.  These standards will be reviewed again this next year with more input from the public. It is my hope that students are...