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[post_thumbnail] U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that $1.38 million has been awarded to community health centers in Idaho to assist people in signing up for government health care. Last week, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $150 million in federal grants for community health centers to assist people in signing up for government…

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[post_thumbnail] Rep.Kelley Packer, a member of the state insurance board, has concerns about possible collaboration between the board and two state agencies. Gov. Butch Otter’s state health insurance exchange has opened up an office in Boise, and has recently quadrupled its staff. But as funding for the exchange remains uncertain amid its expansion, at least one legislative member of its…

Rep, Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, says a Coeur d'Alene anti-discrimination ordinance violates the religious rights of a local wedding chapel that refuses to conduct gay marriages.

[post_thumbnail] Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, does not believe Idaho librarians should be assisting with implementation of Obamacare in Idaho. They understand the Dewey Decimal system, so why not a massive health care overhaul? Late last month, reports revealed that the White House has turned to librarians for help in rolling out President Barack Obama’s health care reform, known as…

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[post_thumbnail] The Congress of the United States is seeing an increase in bills proposing spending reductions, Idaho's delegation ranks fairly well in comparison with peers in terms of cutting spending on the federal level. Idahoans cognizant of the nation’s ever-growing debt load have a hero in Congress: Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Risch. Risch, Idaho’s junior senator was a top spending-cutter…

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[post_thumbnail] Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d'Alene, (center) is not happy with the transfer of data from customers of the Idaho health exchange to a number of federal agencies. According to a report from Investors Business Daily (IBD), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) federal health insurance database will eventually connect consumers’ data to a number of additional…

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[post_thumbnail] Rep. Kelley Packer, R-McCammon, said funds transferred to the Idaho state health insurance exchange were federal funds, not state funds. Gov. Butch Otter’s state health insurance exchange board of directors met Friday to review plans for integrating the exchange with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and discussed several benchmark dates that the exchange must meet…