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Richert: 906 Pages Of Easy Reading?

On Thursday, Rep. Janice McGeachin handed members of her House Health and Welfare Committee a little light reading: the federal health care law. All 906 pages of it. Now, don’t get me wrong. I am all for legislators reading legislation — starting with the legislation on which they actually vote. But there is some gamesmanship going on here, as McGeachin and her committee prepare to take center stage in the debate over a state-run health care exchange. McGeachin, R-Idaho Falls, is emerging as one of the Legislature’s best-positioned opponents of the proposed exchange — a federally funded portal where individuals and small businesses can shop for health insurance. And if McGeachin can turn the debate over the exchange into one more Statehouse referendum on the law Republicans love to call “Obamacare,” she just might rally enough resistance to stop the exchange/Kevin Richert, Idaho Statesman. More here.

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