Idaho legislators appear to face a non-choice: adopt the tenets of the federal health care law, or have it imposed on them.
Armed with a survey suggesting widespread voter opposition to the law, a longtime critic says legislators should simply hold the line:
Writes Wayne Hoffman, executive director of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, a conservative lobbying group: "There is, in fact, a third option: Enact free-market reforms. Get rid of those marketplace barriers that exist as a result of government action. Get rid of unnecessary, costly and cumbersome government bureaucracy. Allow innovation and charitable care and to return to the marketplace and work.
"State lawmakers have it in their power to oppose Obamacare and support the free market, and clearly, Idaho voters will support them for doing so."
Here is a link to Hoffman's guest opinion.