The session is long over but I continue to work as a State Senator and as a candidate, so I write this update. I also need to clarify if you want to keep receiving this newsletter or other communication.
Idaho Health or Healthcare
I spoke in June to the Idaho Boards of Public Health Districts on issues regarding health, healthcare and public policy. Often we confuse health and healthcare. Idaho is embroiled in a debate about healthcare and debate is healthy. I wanted to challenge these community leaders to consider concepts of health in their communities and the idea of just what makes a healthy community. It was a lively discussion.
The CAT Board continues to meet every other month or so and we spend the taxpayers’ dollars on hospital bills for the uninsured. Our last meeting was in Lewiston and after we approved the payment of $4 million the discussion ended on the future of this program. With the Supreme Court decision about the Affordable Care Act our state has some decisions to make, some work to do. Our states current method for payment for the uninsured is unsustainable. We need a solution.
All legislators in Idaho serve for two years, and this year with new districts nobody is an incumbent. I am working to get to know my new district, since I want to serve in this office again. I am running for State Senate in District 5. There are many aspects to campaigning, raising money, meeting people, getting your word out, and knocking on doors. I have attended events in both counties to meet folks and get to know issues. I have more to do.
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