Health care en Closed primaries, V.A. craziness and campaign chicanery <p>Over the weekend, Montana Republicans held their platform convention in Billings.&nbsp; <a href="">Chuck Johnson of Lee Newspapers reports</a> that Republicans, "Irked at what they believe is Democrats interfering in their primary elections. . . called for closing their primaries and allowing only registered Republicans to vote in them."&nbsp; Delegates also supported a resolution to turn over federal public lands to the state.<br /> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:53:44 +0000 Josh Burnham 21175 at Veteran's Viewpoint <p>This is Dan Gallagher with Veteran’s Viewpoint.</p><p>There’s a lot to talk about in the veterans’ world these days.&nbsp; For example, on May 30th&nbsp;VA Secretary Shinseki resigned that position--but I find neither pleasure nor optimism in that action, mostly because of the way it came to be.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:40:27 +0000 Dan Gallagher 20704 at Health Care Marketplace provides competitive rates <p>Health Care Marketplace provides competitive rates</p><p></p><p>Many of us already know that there will be new ways to obtain health insurance starting in 2014.&nbsp; After a long process following the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, which included a Supreme Court decision and a Presidential election, we are now approaching the time when health insurance will be within reach for most Americans.&nbsp; Many call this Obamacare, but few really understand what it’s all about.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:58:12 +0000 Tom Roberts 7424 at