I would like to hear a cogent, well thought-out explanation as to why the Idaho Legislature would give high priority to the passage of something that is clearly not broken (i.e.: Idaho’s 100-year law requiring a conceal carry permit within the boundaries of cities in Idaho) vs. something that is clearly broken and has been waiting through three years of needless delays and deaths of residents of this great state who happen to fall into a medical insurance gap, which has had two separate studies conducted and compelled by a Republican governor at the cost of $100,000 each and backed by nearly every medical professional in the state. Why, ladies and gentleman of this Legislature, would you deny 78,000 residents affordable health care and $173 million of our federal funds back? Instead those dollars go to help the less fortunate in states where the expansion was gleefully accepted and their economies are flourishing with dollars meant for states like Idaho, where politics of destitution and ignorance seem to prevail. During this holy week, culminating in Easter, may the Idaho Legislature please prioritize what you are elected to do. Help all Idahoans, may God bless you.
Jim G. Mucciolo, Boise