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Latest plan to address part of health coverage gap clears its first legislative hurdle; link to my full story

Here's a link to my full story at on the Idaho Health Care Plan, which was introduced this morning in the House Health & Welfare Committee and was the topic of a special hearing this morning in JFAC. House Health & Welfare Chairman Fred Wood, R-Burley, is planning an informational hearing in the Lincoln Auditorium within about 10 days, to be followed by a formal hearing and vote on the bill in his committee; it's the Otter Administration's dual-waiver plan that would allow about 35,000 uninsured Idahoans to be eligible for subsidized health insurance on the state insurance exchange, while also moving about 2,500 to 3,500 of the sickest patients with specific conditions off the exchange and on to Medicaid, to cut costs for exchange plans.

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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