Monthly Archives: September 2009


Whenever possible, it is nice to see the private sector and/or religious community step up to help people down on their luck, rather than expect government (in other words taxpayers) to fill that need. St. Vincent de Paul is already gearing up for to provide turkeys and food boxes to […]

Better Than Government


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We spent five hours today hearing appeals on medical indigency cases. Per Idaho law, the counties are responsible for paying medical bills for people who are found to be medically indigent. The county pays these medical bills at the Medicaid rate, up to $11 thousand per person, per year. This […]

Socialized Medicine and Unfunded Mandates


This blog allows me to communicate the real stories of Ada County government directly to the public, while circumventing the sometimes inaccurate media. Some recent examples point out the need for me to continue to do so. Correcting the Media, Part I The Idaho Statesman’s Nick Jezierny got it wrong […]

Correcting the Media