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Guv says Idaho could lose $300M in Medicaid funds if no insurance exchange

Butch Otter (Betsy Russell)
Butch Otter (Betsy Russell)

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter just told reporters that if Idaho fails to set up a state health insurance exchange, its Medicaid matching rate could switch from the current 70-30 federal-state match to 50-50. The cost of that, he said, would be "upwards of $300 million."

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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