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The Adams County Record Thursday, July 5, 2012 Boise Music Festival Features Council Area Bands July 7 BY DAL. FISK band consists of Dale Fisk Over 60,000 free general admission tickets have been distributed for the 3rd Annual Boise Music Festival that will take place this Saturday from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM at the Expo Idaho / Fairgrounds. The Council Bluegrass Band will perform on Stage 6 (the bluegrass stage) at 11:00 AM. The band for this event consists of Larry Fisk (fiddle), Evelyn Snider (bass) and Dennis Haggard (banjo, mandolin) of Council, and Jerry Myers (guitar and vocals) of Midvale. The Hot-wire bluegrass and Dennis Maggard of Council, Dave Hunt of New Meadows, and Helen Smith of Grangeville. The band has performed at several festivals around the Northwest, including the big Darrington, Washington Bluegrass Festival north of Seattle. Hotwire will be dispensing their "high voltage bluegrass" on stage 6 at 2:00 PM and again on stage 2 at 6:00 PM. Dobro player extraordinaire, Pat Massie, is scheduled to perform with Hotwire. Nationally known acts at the festival will be LL COOL J, Smash Mouth, Kellie Pickler, James Durbin, Karmin, Chris Rene, Vicci Martinez and Ryan Star. A ticket is required to attend this year's festival. They are free, but going fast. Information as to when and where tickets can be obtained is available here: http://www. pages/bmf_lottery. Since tickets were not collected at the gate last year, rumor has it that they will not be this year either. "The GA tickets we have been giving away are nearly gone; the only way to describe Health Care Continued from front page and premium support and a better insurance marketplace for those better off. "l-hose who are well off can choose plans without using the exchange or premium support mechanisms if they desire. Or, they may pay a fee/tax. Here is what Chief Justice Roberts said: "Those subject to the individual mandate may lawfully forgo health insurance and pay higher taxes, or buy health insurance and pay lower taxes. The only thing they may not lawfully do is not buy health insurance and not pay the resulting tax." This is in line with the Idaho value of personal respohsibility. The second big part of the decision was about Federal coercion on Medicaid expansion. Previously, there was, a big carrot and a big stick--100% Federal funding for those newly eligible, but the threat of removal of existing Medicaid funding if the-expansion didn't occur. The Majority Opinion found the "stick" too big a threat. Most states will look at the expanded eligibility and see if it makes financial sense. Then they will make the decision. That also is as it should be. In Idaho, I believe it is a real "no brainer." We have a legal obligation through our Indigent Program for care of individuals who cannot pay healthcare costs. Last year, Idahoans spent roughly $75 million on indigent care. Almost all of those would be covered by the Federal Medicaid funds. In fact, it will cost about $100-120 million for our share of the year to pay for those who have no insurance and are "bad debt." If fewer uninsured people seek care, that burden on individual families will decrease. So where from here? First, abandon the electioneering and partisan rhetoric around this issue. Idaho's 4 electoral votes aren't seriously in play. Second, rapidly re-establish the State's role in health insurance. Rate 6 Last year, Idahoans spent roughly $75 million on indigent care, Today, the typical family pays about $1000 extra in insurance premiums each year to pay for those who have no insurance  and are 'bad debt: ,I J coverage for the six years between 2014 and 2019. (1) The $70 million Idaho pays for indigent costs would greatly diminish or disappear. That is 6 x $70 million, or $420 million, or net savings of almost $300 million, in the same period. There is another financial value--ending the "cost shift" by providers of care. Today, the typical family pays about $1000 extra in insurance premiums each review, benefit plan and the insurance marketpace (exchange) were all interded under the ACA to be wthin the state's control. Throagh legislative action or inacSon, we are in danger of defaulting to the Feds. Whether by executive order Or special Legislative session, we need an acceptable Insurance Exchange plan for the Feds before November. Third, we need to seriously assess costs and benefits of Page 5 it this year is a frenzy stated Peak Broadcasting Senior Vice President Kevin Godwin. "It's going to be a great show with many different genres of music to see and hear. We are also very excited about Our new venue at Expo Idaho, and the grassy, shaded area on the northwest corner for our Commercial Tire main stage, as it will provide easy access, parking, the opportunity to have a reserved seating area and many other services that our vendors and concert goers have requested for the past two years." Medicaid expansion--not partisan positioning, but a realistic analysis and the leadership to act on the results. Previous assessments, confirmed by the Legislative Service Office analysts, showed that expansion is likely financially beneficial to Idaho. Finally, we need to work with insurers, hospitals, docs and businesses to develop cost control tools that help Idahoans. Hospitals and physicians are developing integrated networks, ACOs, in response to Medicare changes. How. can these changes improve clinical quality, primary care access, treatment decisions, and involve patients and families in health care decisions? We have a great opportunity to use the tools of. the ACA and to begin to fix Idaho's healthcare deficiencies. Responsible, City Hall. Adams County Search & Rescue North -- First Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the MV Emergency Services Building South -- First Monday of each month at 7 pm at the Adams County Courthouse The American Legion Meets the first Thursday of every month at the American Legion Hall at 7:30 pm. Council School Board Second Monday of every month at 6 pm at the Council High School Library. Adams Soil & Water Conservation Dist Second Monday of the month 7:30 pm at the Adams County Extension Office. Adams Coop. Weed Management Area Second Tuesday of each month at 3 pm at the Adams County Weed Control building. For info call 253-4669. Adams Co. Sheriff Reserve Officers Meeting the second Wednesday at 7 pm in the Adams County Courthouse Council Valler Free Library Board . Second Wednesday at 4 pm in the librar F Indian Valley Fire Department Second Thursday at 7 pm in the Indian Val- ley Fire Hall Alcoholics Anonymous Every Mon. & Wed. at 8 pm in the Council Valley Free Library. Call 741-0875 for more information. Hazard Risk Planning Team Every Third Thursday at 10:00 AM in the Council EMS Building Nattiral Resource Committee Fourth Monday at 7 pm in the Adams Coun- ty Courtroom. New Meadows City Council Second Monday of every month at 7 pm at caring citizens and their New Meadows City Hall. legislative leaders can make ............................................................................................................................................................................. it happen. (Editor's note: There is so much in the media right now that is utter nonsense and hype that 1 thought a practical, financial viewpoint of what it means to Idaho was in order.) Council City Council Second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm at Council City Hall. Adams County Commissioners Second, Third & Fourth Mondays at 9:00 am in the Commissioners Room, County Court- house Community Worship Services Directory St. Jedds Cathelc OR Hi,way 95, Council 1st & 3rd Sundays 3:30 pm Friday Mass - noon. Cherch of the Nmnzm 102 S. Exeter 208-566-4264 Pastor John Schaffer Discipleship 10 a.m. Homing Worship 11 a.m. Sunday Fellowship 12:00 p.m. Children's Church 11:15 a.m. tndm Va,  Cn Pastor Brian Gladhart 355-2020 Assoc. Pastor Isaac Ward 257-3812 Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship Service 11:15 a.m. Wed. Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Qmreh of Qhalt of Latter D/Sam s Fairfield, Council 253-4330 Bishop: Douglas Linford Homing Worship 9:30 a.m. Cemcl role amlth 190 4th Ave. 253-6923 Interim Pastor Roger Hayden Worship Services at 7:00 p.m. Hem oflawr Heees at 340 Commercial Street, Weber, Idaho 208-318,8660 or 208-549-0669 Pastors Stephen and Debble Blount Sunday School 9:30 AM Services 10:30 AM & 6:30 P.M Bible Study Thursday 7:00 PM of C, od 253-6430 Pastor: Geoff Cole Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Homing Worship 10:45 a.m. Power & Light Company Tue. 7 p.m. Bible Study Thurs. 7 p.m. CemaCemmeaty Omrch 105 California Ave. * 253-6461 Co-Pastors: Wayne Freedman ' & Les Sheneberger Morning Worship 10 a.m. Wed. Bible Studies 5:30 & 7:30 pm Mon. Women's Bible Study 7 pm Frl. Men's Breakfast Bible Study 7 am lm HeElem Umkl !'!mdk Qldl 210 hi. Helghho 347-2427 Pastor Andy Satta Morning Worship 10:30 a.m Children's Church held during worship Fallm For Cht Qwl11 Basement of Tater Tots Daycare 208-741-0410 Pastor: Jon Sorg Services Sunday 11:00 a.m.