Eye On Boise

Idaho ‘at crossroads’ on health insurance exchange

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter addresses the Legislature's health care task force on Monday. (Betsy Russell)
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter addresses the Legislature's health care task force on Monday. (Betsy Russell)

You can read my full story here at spokesman.com on Gov. Butch Otter's pitch to state lawmakers today for the state to apply for a $40 million federal grant to set up its own health insurance exchange - to avoid the feds stepping in and doing it for the state - and the supportive response from lawmakers, including some who are leery of any participation in national health care reforms. The state has to apply for the grant by Sept. 30; it could decide later to return some or all of the money with no penalty, Otter said.




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