Idaho’s state-based health insurance exchange has now enrolled 38,000 people in health insurance, state Department of Health & Welfare Director Dick Armstrong told lawmakers today. And another 56,000 are “in the queue,” in the process of enrolling. “Our original target was 42,000,” he said, for signups by the end of the open enrollment period at the end of March. “Very rapidly, Idaho’s enrollment … has come up”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.
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Question: Could it be that the state-based health insurance exchange is more popular with rank-and-file Idahoans than it is with Republican politicians?