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TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2016

FRIDAY, JAN. 22, 2016

THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2016

FRIDAY, JAN. 15, 2016

Lower CAT fund costs bring Idaho $29 million in savings 

Idaho’s state general fund just got a $28.9 million one-time boost. It happened because the state’s Catastrophic Health Care program has been spending less than anticipated, both last year and this year, as more Idahoans have gotten health insurance. Gov. Butch Otter had recommended transferring...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 7, 2016

MONDAY, DEC. 7, 2015

FRIDAY, NOV. 6, 2015

SUNDAY, NOV. 1, 2015

FRIDAY, OCT. 16, 2015

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2015

SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2015

When a rate increase isn't quite what it seems... 

When word came out recently that health insurance premiums for plans on Idaho’s insurance exchange would go up between 7 and 26 percent on average next year, that sounded like quite a jump. But Idaho Statesman reporter Audrey Dutton analyzed the changes, and found that...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 2015

THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015


FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015

THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015

Insurers seek big rate hikes for exchange plans in 2016 

Health insurance companies offering plans on Idaho’s state insurance exchange are proposing big increases in premiums for 2016, the AP reports, citing increased medical costs and changes in utilization over the past year. Among them: Blue Cross of Idaho is proposing average increases of nearly...

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MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015

TUESDAY, JAN. 13, 2015

MONDAY, JAN. 12, 2015

Poll: Idahoans favor Medicaid expansion

A new Idaho poll by Utah pollster Dan Jones & Associates finds that 61 percent of Idaho registered voters support Medicaid expansion, and just 29 percent oppose it; the poll, commissioned by Idaho Politics Weekly, surveyed 520 Idaho voters and had a margin of error...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 18, 2014

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 23, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014

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