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Governors from at least two western states are examining halting implementation of federal health care reforms after one federal judge ruled them unconstitutional earlier this week. One Idaho lawmaker says the Gem State should follow suit. Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Hayden Lake, told IdahoReporter.com Friday that state departments should stop working with federal agencies in the process of developing programs for reforms. …

The state of Idaho has already spent some of the $3.4 million from the federal government to implement federal health care reforms, often called Obamacare by its critics, amid attacks from elected leaders. The federal government has given grants to Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare and Department of Insurance for several projects that are part of the Patient Protection…

It appears Reps. Vito Barbieri, R-Hayden Lake, and Judy Boyle, R-Midvale, are pretty determined in their opposition to federal health care reforms. Despite an opinion from the state attorney general's office declaring the concept unconstitutional, the two lawmakers successfully introduced legislation centered on the idea of nullification of reforms.  Barbieri and Boyle brought the bill before the House State Affairs…

Idaho lawmakers are ready to introduce their plan to wall off the state from federal health care laws, but the Idaho attorney general’s office has come out against efforts to nullify federal law. The legislation would declare the health care reform, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), null and void to Idaho citizens living within Idaho borders. …

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A group of Idaho lawmakers wants to tell the federal government to keep the federal health care reform law out of the Gem State.  Republicans are set to introduce a plan to nullify the federal law early next week in a House committee and are working to gain the blessing of Gov. Butch Otter. The legislation would prohibit state agencies…

Tea Party members converged on the Idaho Capitol Monday, but most of their complaints were aimed at federal lawmakers. Speakers and attendees both expressed concern with health care reforms approved last year by Congress and what they see as unnecessary federal spending. “We're going to take our Constitution back from people in Washington, D.C., who are ripping it to shreds,”…

The two major party candidates for one of Idaho's U.S. Senate seats tried to saddle each other with the blame and responsibility for the country's economic woes during a televised debate Tuesday. Incumbent Republican Mike Crapo said America is stealing from future generations for today's spending programs, while Democrat Tom Sullivan said Crapo has been in charge in Congress during…