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  • TUESDAY, NOV. 18, 2014

    Idaho reports flawless opening of health insurance exchange

    BOISE – Idaho’s state health insurance exchange – unlike Washington’s – reported a flawless launch over the weekend, as the state shifted from relying on a federal technology platform to …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23, 2013

    Feds bring in troubleshooter for health insurance exchange

    WASHINGTON – A familiar troubleshooter has been enlisted to try to fix the government’s health insurance website, administration officials said Tuesday, as political pressure piled up over the centerpiece of …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013

    Idaho health exchange board threatened with lawsuit

    BOISE – Idaho’s new health insurance exchange board gathered for its first meeting Monday, and each of its 19 members had already received a somewhat surprising welcome: an anonymous call …


  • MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013, 9:11 A.M.

    Idaho exchange board starts work, unfazed by lawsuit threat

    Idaho’s new state-based health insurance exchange board gathered for its first meeting today, and each of its 19 members had already had a somewhat surprising welcome – an anonymous call …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013

    Health exchange moves to Idaho Senate

    BOISE – North Idaho representatives split 7-7 late Wednesday as the Idaho House, after a feisty seven-hour debate, approved Gov. Butch Otter’s proposal for a state-based health insurance exchange on …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2013

    Idaho senator compares health exchanges to Holocaust

    BOISE – As the debate over Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed state health insurance exchange heats up, a North Idaho senator sent out a mass email and posted a message …


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2013, 3:24 P.M.

    Idaho senator compares health exchange to Holocaust

    As the debate over Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed state health insurance exchange heats up, a North Idaho senator has sent out a mass email and posted a message on …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 6, 2013

    Otter facing battles within GOP

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter faces a major leadership test when Idaho lawmakers convene their legislative session on Monday: convincing many from his own party that it’s in the …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012

    Otter wants health insurance market state-run

    BOISE – Idaho will opt for a state-based health insurance exchange, Gov. Butch Otter said Tuesday, although legislators still need to weigh in on that proposal when they convene in …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2012

    Eye on Boise: Advocacy group calls for expanding Idaho Medicaid

    BOISE – The Idaho Community Action Network, a statewide nonprofit advocacy group with more than 2,000 members, issued a report last week calling strongly for Idaho to expand its Medicaid …


  • SATURDAY, OCT. 27, 2012

    Idaho health insurance panel favors state-based exchange

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s health insurance exchange working group has voted overwhelmingly in favor of a state-based health insurance exchange, calling for a private nonprofit group set up …


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 26, 2012, 2:50 P.M.

    Idaho panel votes for state-run health exchange

    Gov. Butch Otter’s health insurance exchange working group has voted overwhelmingly in favor of a state-based health insurance exchange, opting for the model of using a private non-profit group set …


  • TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012

    Idaho late on insurance exchange

    BOISE – It may already be too late for Idaho to set up a state-run health insurance exchange in time to meet federal deadlines, state Insurance Director Bill Deal told …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012

    Eye on Boise: Labrador urges governor not to implement exchanges

    BOISE – U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has joined U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and a group of other national lawmakers in signing a letter urging …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012

    State awarded $128 million for Health Benefit Exchange

    OLYMPIA – Washington will receive a financial reward for forging ahead with one element of federal health care reform this spring while many other states were holding back. The U.S. …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2012

    Gregoire inks health reform

    OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire and other Democratic officials marked Friday’s second anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act – which Republicans prefer to call Obamacare – with …


  • TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2012

    Putting a human face on health debate

    OLYMPIA – Jaydra Cope, of Spokane, sat patiently through a legislative hearing Monday on federal health care reform as Republicans and Democrats sparred over sections of the law and as …


  • SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 2012

    Eye on Boise: Deadline’s too tight to get health insurance exchange set up, Otter says

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter told the Idaho Press Club last week that he’s all but given up on establishing a state-run health insurance exchange, unless the federal government …


  • SATURDAY, JAN. 7, 2012

    Health insurance exchange OK’d

    BOISE – A joint committee of the Idaho Legislature voted 11-1 Friday to endorse Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed health insurance exchange legislation – a hot issue in the upcoming legislative …


  • FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2012, 4:04 P.M.

    Idaho legislative panel endorses health exchange bill

    A joint committee of the Idaho Legislature voted 11-1 Friday to endorse the Otter Administration’s proposed health insurance exchange legislation - a hot issue in the upcoming legislative session and …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2011

    Idaho health plan set for comment

    Members of the public will have an opportunity next week to voice their opinions about Idaho’s plan to set up a health insurance exchange, the federally mandated marketplace designed to …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2011

    Idaho to seek grants for health exchange

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter gave the go-ahead Monday for the state to apply for nearly $31 million in federal grants to start an Idaho health insurance exchange. “It’s …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 20, 2011, 12:38 P.M.

    Otter OKs fed grant for insurance exchange

    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter gave the go-ahead Monday for the state to apply for nearly $31 million in federal grants to start an Idaho health insurance exchange.


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 18, 2011

    Eye on Boise: Libraries in Idaho adding pep to the Net

    BOISE – Although Idaho achieved the dubious distinction last week of being declared the state with the slowest Internet by the New York Times – some Idahoans apparently are having …


  • TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2011

    Otter touts state exchange

    BOISE – Idaho stands to lose big if it doesn’t apply for a $40 million federal grant by Sept. 30 to set up a state-run health insurance exchange, Gov. Butch …


  • MONDAY, AUG. 22, 2011, 11:20 A.M.

    Idaho ‘at crossroads’ on health insurance exchange

    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and two of his top state agency officials told lawmakers today that Idaho stands to lose big if it doesn’t apply for a $40 million federal …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011

    Health insurance exchange draws praise, ridicule

    Washington lawmakers have passed a forceful measure envisioned to help upward of 50,000 small businesses attain health insurance for their employees. They did it by creating what’s called a health …


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