Eye On Boise archive for July 2012

TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012




MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012

Idaho may be too late on insurance exchange...

Here's a link to my full story at spokesman.com on today's discussions in the Legislature's Health Care Task Force, at which state Insurance Director Bill Deal told lawmakers it may already be too late for Idaho to set up a state-run health insurance exchange in...

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Roger Christensen, Bonneville County commissioner and chairman of the state's Catastrophic Health Care Fund board, tells lawmakers Monday that the program's costs are rising again. (Betsy Russell)

CAT fund costs begin rising again... 

Idaho's catastrophic health care fund, which covers care for indigent patients with no other coverage and is run through Idaho's counties, which each pay $11,000 per case before the fund kicks in, is starting to climb in costs again, CAT fund board Chairman Roger Christensen,...

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What if guv and Legislature disagree on exchange?

One question that's come up several times today at the Legislature's Health Care Task Force: Could the governor implement a particular type of health insurance exchange by executive order, without legislative action? When lawmakers posed that question to Deputy Attorney General Brian Kane, he said,...

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Crowd grows to about 75 at Monday mornings Idaho Legislature Health Care Task Force meeting. (Betsy Russell)

Feds may run exchanges for 30 states...

Federal officials are currently anticipating they'll have to run health insurance exchanges for lots of states - "as high as 30," Joy Wilson of the National Conference of State Legislatures told Idaho lawmakers this morning. "And that means that there won't be much customization. So...

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FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012


THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012






Vandersloot target of 2 federal audits 

Idaho multimillionaire and big-money Republican donor Frank Vandersloot is the target of two new federal audits, the Associated Press reports, one by the Internal Revenue Service and the other by the U.S. Department of Labor. Vandersloot, the founder and CEO of Idaho Falls-based health care...

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