Sunday, August 07, 2005

Idaho Republican Goes Socialist

Either you do it, or we do it and bill you. What'll it be? AP (07.25.05), via David Sirota:
"The speaker of the state House of Representatives is mulling a proposal that could require businesses to provide employees with insurance, or reimburse Idaho for publicly funded health care costs. Medicaid costs have grown tenfold since 1990, and now account for about 14 percent of state spending." Speaker of Idaho House considers legislation to require insurance
"To try to reverse the trend, Rep. Bruce Newcomb, R-Burley, is proposing that employers buy health insurance for their workers, or pay the state to offset Medicaid costs." "Newcomb's target: Wal-Mart stores."


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