On The Thursday, January 10, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Jan 9, 2019
  • Wassmuth Center's international outreach stretches around the globe.
  • New ACA code requires hospitals to post healthcare prices online.
  • Questions arise regarding Governor's Cup payouts.

- International outreach efforts by the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights have resulted in bicycle distribution in Cambodia, development of educational opportunities for young women in Mozambique and other initiatives from Latin America to the Balkans. Idaho Matters talks with the center's director about why it is important for Boiseans to connect with people around the world.

- A new law took effect on January 1 that requires hospitals to provide pricing guidelines for consumers online. We'll learn about the motivation behind this ACA code and how St. Luke's will be implementing it.

- One of former Governor Butch Otter's legacies is the Governor's Cup, an annual tournament that includes golf and skeet shooting. It was established to raise funds for scholarships, but questions are being asked about the cost of the tournament and whether it serves as anything more than a political networking event. The Cup has provided educational funds for some 250 Idahoans, but at what cost?