John Rusche

John Rusche

Dr. John Rusche practiced as a pediatrician in Lewiston for 16 years. He then worked as Senior VP and chief medical officer at Regence BlueShield of Idaho until 2006. In 2005, Rusche was first elected to the Idaho House of Representatives and served 12 years, eight as the minority leader. Now retired, Rusche keeps busy with volunteer activities, including on the Idaho Health Quality Planning Commission, the Board of Your Health Idaho (the Idaho health insurance exchange), and the Lewis-Clark Valley Healthcare Foundation.

Group of children playing with their teacher in kindergarten

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By: - April 13, 2022

As a retired pediatrician as well as a former minority House leader, I felt that the 2022 Idaho legislative session was a mixed bag for children and their families. I am on the advisory board for Idaho Children Are Primary, a bipartisan organization which rates and tracks legislative bills.  The board includes former Idaho first […]