Senator Risch Ranked Most Conservative

As recently seen on “The Blaze“ Analyzing all the roll-call votes during the second session of the 112th U.S. Congress, the National Journal has put together a list of the most conservative members of the U.S. Senate. If you were to guess who earned the number one spot, you probably wouldn’t have said Sen. James Risch of […]

Federal or State? Which is Better for Consumers?

In a recent article for the Idaho Statesman, Peter Crabb, professor of finance and economics at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, ID, outlined the benefits of a federal vs. a state-run insurance exchange, the greatest of which was increased competition and better product development as a result. The situation is analogous to interstate banking. In 1975, […]

Pay or Play? The Unintended Consequences…

The adoption of the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare” as it is known by most, has created a whole new category of strategy for business owners.  In his guest piece recently appearing in the IdahoStatesman, J. Kevin West, a shareholder at Parsons Behle & Latimer, defined the issue as follows: The pay-or-play aspect of the law […]

Hungry, Hungry HIPPA

For many businesses, 2013 will mean a new 10,000 lb elephant in the room, or rather a $10,000-50,000 elephant in the way of a little federal program known as HIPPA.  Why?  Read on…  (republished from an article on IdahoStatesman.com by Kim C. Stanger) On Jan. 25, 2013, the U.S. Health and Human Services Department issued long-awaited […]

A Showdown In Tombstone

Tombstone, Arizona is under federal regulation to preserve the town as a national historic site – yet the U.S. Forest Service, by threat or arrest and federal lawsuit, is denying Tombstone access to its 25 mountain springs to be able to protect the town from fire and to provide for the health and sanitation needs […]