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Mary Targets Goedde Re: Obamacare

In her first newsletter since filing her candidacy papers to run against state Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene, Mary Souza zeroes in on Obamacare as an issue:

Our current State Senator, John Goedde, has been in office for 14 years.  Last year he voted to invite Obamacare into Idaho through the state health care exchange, even though the vast majority of citizens turning out to public meetings told him they were adamantly opposed. Did you know that Idaho is the only state in the nation with a Republican Governor and Republican legislature that voted to start a state exchange?  26 other states chose to resist the Federal government’s intrusion. Why does this matter?  Because by inviting Obamacare in, Idaho cannot now refuse to enact portions of the law, like some other states are doing.  Idaho also cannot join the lawsuits against Obamacare.  President Obama has said that the states resisting are making it more difficult to institute Obamacare. Good. More here.

DFO: Shazam! There's no mention of LCDC or the McEuen Field makeover.

Question: Do you suppose Mary knows that Idaho has the 2nd highest rate of Obamacare signups, percentagewise?

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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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