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2010-02-22 11:21:00

Bill up for Senate Vote - Could Wreak Havoc on Idaho's Health Care System- AARP will Inform Members of How their Legislator Votes BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the Idaho State Senate expected to vote today on the ill-conceived Idaho Health Freedom Act (HB 391), a bill that could wreak havoc on the state's health care system, AARP has announced it will make the vote a part of it's "accountability vote" efforts. AARP will record the roll call vote on the act (House...

2010-02-19 15:03:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)--the nation's largest nonpartisan individual membership association of state legislators--congratulates Idaho State Representatives Jim Clark, Lynn Luker, and Raul Labrador for their successful sponsorship of HB 391, the Idaho Health Freedom Act, which was passed by the Idaho House of Representatives by a vote of 52 to 18 last week. This fast moving bill has already passed the Idaho Senate State...

2010-02-18 12:15:00

AARP Says Bill Taking Aim at Non-Existent Federal Health Care Law Could Devastate Idaho Health System, Costing Money & Jobs BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a move that could have dire effects on health care in Idaho, the Senate State Affairs Committee voted yesterday to bring the Idaho Health Care Freedom Act (House Bill 391) one step closer to becoming law. Amidst grave concerns from both Senators and AARP, the legislation, which takes aim at a non-existent federal...

2010-02-16 18:09:00

Vague, Ill-Conceived Legislation Could Wreak Havoc on Idaho's Health Care System BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Idaho families, businesses and retirees struggle with soaring health care costs, a vague bill aimed at tackling an issue in a non-existent federal health care law could make the crisis worse for many of the state's residents. The Idaho Health Freedom Act (HB 391) is set to be heard by Idaho Senate State Affairs Committee tomorrow morning, and AARP says the...

2010-02-09 13:27:00

Passage of Problem-Riddled Health Freedom Act Could See Idaho Lose $1.6 Billion from Feds & Thousands of Jobs BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Idaho House approved legislation today laying the groundwork to oppose a non-existent federal health care law, the long-term effects of the move could be felt for years to come. AARP is calling the Idaho Health Freedom Act (House Bill 391) a disastrous and problem-riddled piece of legislation that, if signed into law,...

2010-02-09 11:39:00

Bill Opting-Out of Federal Health Care Reform Up for a House Vote Today AARP Set to Inform Members of How their Legislator Votes on the Issue BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, as the Idaho House readies to vote on legislation laying the groundwork to op-out of any type of federal health care reform law, AARP launched it's first ever "accountability vote" effort on the issue. As part of the effort, AARP will record the roll call vote on the Idaho Health Freedom Act...

2010-02-04 08:00:00

Riddled with Problems & Unintended Consequences, Health Freedom Act May Cost Idaho Jobs & Over a Billion Dollars BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An attempt by Idaho lawmakers to opt out of federal health care reform could prove disastrous for the state -- resulting in the loss of over a billion federal dollars for Idaho and thousands of jobs in the state. As the Idaho Health Freedom Act (IHFA) moves closer to a vote by the Idaho House, AARP is urging lawmakers to...

2010-02-03 16:18:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to a press conference today held by Senator John McCain (R-AZ) introducing, "The Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010," the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association representing the dietary supplement industry, issued the following statement: Statement by Steve Mister, President and CEO, CRN: "The responsible dietary supplement industry represents the health and wellness interests of more than 150...

2010-02-03 11:23:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to legislation expected to be announced shortly by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), and the US Anti-Doping Agency, John Gay, executive director and CEO of the Natural Products Association (NPA), the oldest and largest trade association representing retailers and manufacturers of dietary supplements and other natural products, issued the following statement: "Our industry has long supported efforts to remove the relatively few bad actors...

2010-02-01 16:36:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the publication of a review article, "Use of Herbal Products and Potential Interactions in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease," published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association representing the dietary supplement industry, issued the following statement: Statement by Douglas MacKay, N.D., vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs,...


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