Speaker of Idaho House considers legislation to require insuranceAs I said, I guess Idaho didn't talke to Our Dear Gov a Republican who vetoed the same bill in Maryland.
By The Associated Press
BOISE -- The speaker of the state House of Representatives is mulling a proposal that could require businesses to provide employees with insurance, or reimburse Idaho for publicly funded health care costs.
Medicaid costs have grown tenfold since 1990, and now account for about 14 percent of state spending.
To try to reverse the trend, Rep. Bruce Newcomb, R-Burley, is proposing that employers buy health insurance for their workers, or pay the state to offset Medicaid costs.
Newcomb's target: Wal-Mart stores.
Ehrlich Vetoes Health Care Bill Aimed at Wal-Mart"O, what men dare do! What men may do! What men daily do, not knowing what they do!"
PRINCESS ANNE, Md., May 19 -- Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. vetoed legislation Thursday that would have effectively forced Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to spend more on employee health benefits in Maryland, a measure that has unnerved the retailing giant and prompted other states to consider similar approaches.
--From Much Ado About Nothing (IV, i, 19-21)