Category Archives: Health Care

Keep the Puppy

The ObamaCare replacement plan the House Republicans are offering gets me off the hook for paying the penalty for being uninsured, but it’s like they want to give me a puppy. There’s a bigger obligation behind this little cute furry … Continue reading

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Throwing Ideas into the Abyss

  Small ideas take a lot of words; big ones need just a few. This was a small idea I stumbled upon, and the idea itself is not that important, but what happened, more so, what didn’t is the story. … Continue reading

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Crisis Centers: What are we measuring?

Crisis Centers and Mental Health: What’s the Plan? : What are we counting? Idaho has many problems in our mental health system. I have always argued that access to community behavioral health care would save money from prison budgets. There … Continue reading

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The Idaho’s Weather in the Health Care Storm

  It’s cold here on the Palouse, lots of snow on the ground and near zero temperatures. But hot politics continues with a new Congress and Chief Executive vowing to “replace and repeal” the ACA. Health care policy has always … Continue reading

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Pay the Piper

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) will propose a $11M expenditure to the legislature this session. The goal is to provide mental health and drug abuse services to recently released convicts who are back in the community. The … Continue reading

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