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After Intense Debate On Idaho’s Health Exchange, Some Humor

After six hours of debate over whether Idaho should build a state-based health insurance exchange, one lawmaker paused for a little levity.

In his lukewarm support for the state-based exchange, Sen. Marv Hagedorn (R-Meridian) said, “I can’t ride this pig if it’s a federal exchange, I can ride it with spurs on if it’s a state exchange.”

Hours later, this image appeared on Sen. Jim Rice’s public Facebook page:

Sen. Jim Rice

An #IDLeg meme is born. Thanks to Mike Sharp at KIVI for pointing it out!


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