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Idaho Media Spread the Word about Health Care Reform

By Dr. David C. Pate, News and Community
July 2, 2012

Our Idaho newspapers and television news crews did a great job last week in educating the state's residents about the Supreme Court's decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

We provided perspective with a Statesman Reader's View contribution on Sunday, and contributed to reporting at KMTV in Twin Falls, KTVB in Boise,  Statesman breaking news stories, the Idaho Press-Tribune, and the Times-News. And we kept St. Luke's employees and friends up to date through my blog as implications of the decision emerged; more than 1,800 visitors checked on the blog the day the ruling was released to get the latest.

Thank you for your interest; it's your participation that means all the difference as we work to transform health care!

About The Author

David C. Pate, M.D., J.D., is president and CEO of St. Luke's Health System, based in Boise, Idaho. Dr. Pate joined the System in 2009. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.