When it comes to Obamacare, Idaho Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter knows several things Idaho Freedom Foundation Executive Director Wayne Hoffman does not. Otter has come out in favor of a state-run health insurance exchange. He says it beats having the feds operate this virtual portal where individuals, small businesses and low-income adults eligible for federal subsides can shop for insurance. Hoffman has come out swinging. Along with allies such as Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, Hoffman argues Otter has veered off the path of virtue: " ... A state exchange affords almost no flexibility and makes states co-owners of the looming disaster in medicine: higher insurance premiums, more expensive medical care, reduced accessibility and worse patient outcomes"/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.
Question: Who would you trust more to make the right decision on the health exchange for the state of Idaho -- Gov. Butch Otter or Wayne Hoffman of the Idaho Freedom Foundation? (Yeah, I know it's a trick question)