I am thankful to live in a state that currently has fewer health insurance regulations and costs than most other states. For once, it’s good to be on the bottom of the statistical results.
As a recent graduate of Boise State University, I am now employed as a full time bookkeeper. I enjoy contributing to the services market and look forward to many professional opportunities that await me.
As a bookkeeper, I have seen just how the costs of government regulations can negatively affect the organizational revenue and suffocate growth. It’s a shame that employers must provide employees with health insurance only because of a tax code.
The upcoming ObamaCare regulations are even more unsettling. To mandate the purchase of such a commodity is unconstitutional. The state of Idaho should refuse any ObamaCare exchange as much as possible to increase the chances of proving ObamaCare’s unconsitutionality.
If Idaho refuses to participate and internalize the costs of ObamaCare, (the Cato Institute) estimates each state can save from $10 million to $100 million each year. Surely the federal government cannot sustain the costs of implementing ObamaCare if enough states refuse to participate.
I surely hope Idaho is on its way to a freer health insurance market than the market the federal government has planned.
-Lea Johnson, Kuna
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