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Mon., April 8, 2013, 9 a.m.

Here comes Obamacare

Like it or not, Obamacare is here, and our healthcare leaders say they are doing their best to deal with that.

“It’s the law of the land,” said Jon Ness, CEO of Kootenai Health. “This is a federal law that has been upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States, and if we don’t participate, there will be penalties.”

And devastating penalties at that, he added.

So what does that mean for Kootenai County residents who have relied on the Kootenai Hospital District since it was formed in 1956 to care for their medical needs?

Everything is going to change. Everything. Jeff Selle, Cda Press  Full story.]

How worried are you about the effect of Obamacare on your family?

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.