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Trillhaase: Where’s Idaho’s Plan B?

If the pundits are right, Obamacare is finished. Three days of watching the conservative wing of the U.S. Supreme Court has them convinced the justices will strike down as unconstitutional the law's central feature - mandating people to buy health insurance - and potentially the entire health care reform package. Let the celebrations in Boise begin. Led by Gov. C. L. (Butch) Otter, the state's GOP leadership jumped aboard challenging health care reform in the courts. Then they rode the issue to a landslide re-election in 2010. Next they flirted with nullifying the act and violating the U.S. Constitution. They even refused $20 million in federal funds to launch state-based health insurance exchanges under the act, leaving individuals, businesses and health care providers subject to the whims of a federally operated exchange. No collection of state politicians was more determined to slay this federal dragon With them on the verge of prevailing, now seems a good time to ask: What's Plan B?/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: What do you think is Butch Otter's Plan B?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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