Governor Otter’s PCAP Proposal

Governor Otter, with the help of the Director of the Idaho Health and Welfare Department, has developed a proposal to provide primary care to many in the Medicaid Gap. The ‘gap’ population is adults that do not qualify for Medicaid nor do they qualify for ObamaCare...

Health Care Costs for State Employees

This is a statement I made to the CEC (Change in Employee Compensation for state employees) committee concerning the rising cost of health care.  The premiums went up $1,040 per employee for a total of $18 million.  Structural changes to the plan are needed.  The...

January 18, 2016 Scholarship Bills

I like to spend a few minutes every morning giving some background information and discuss some of the issues the legislature is considering this year that may be of interest to many of you. This morning the topic is scholarships. The traditional approach is to...