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Latest figures show Idaho insurance exchange enrollment 4th-highest in nation, per capita

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's health insurance exchange ranks fourth in the country for the number of people enrolled per capita. More than 85,000 Idahoans signed up for health insurance plans through the state's health insurance exchange, Your Health Idaho, as of the first week of April. The Idaho Press-Tribune newspaper in Nampa reports (http://bit.ly/1OPoiFi) that only Florida, Maine and Georgia had more enrollees per capita than Idaho. Your Health Idaho runs on federal money as well a 1.5 percent fee to insurance carriers on plans booked through the exchange. The marketplace's board of directors recently voted to raise the fee to 1.99 percent. The state-run exchange was launched last November as part of the Affordable Care Act. Idaho was one of a dozen states that chose to run its own exchange after the federal website encountered serious glitches.



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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