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Tue., Feb. 12, 2013, 4:34 p.m.

New health insurance exchange bill set for consideration in House committee

The House Health & Welfare Committee has a new bill dealing with a health insurance exchange on its agenda for Wednesday morning, sponsored by freshman Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d’Alene. Idaho Statesman reporter Dan Popkey reported that the measure is aimed at capturing votes for Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed state exchange; the governor’s bill, SB 1042, already has cleared a Senate committee on an 8-1 vote, but won’t come up for Senate debate this week, Popkey reports. It’s not clear whether Malek’s bill is a replacement for the governor’s bill or a companion measure; Malek declined to say. You can read Popkey’s full post here.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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