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Kim Beswick addresses the crowd at a rally supporting the U.S. Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage, on the steps of Idaho's state Capitol on Wednesday afternoon. (Betsy Russell)

How the rulings impact Idaho... 

Here’s a link to my full story at on the impact in Idaho of this morning’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage; Idaho’s sweeping ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions won’t change. However, same-sex couples living in Idaho who were married...

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One way some Idahoans could be impacted…

Idaho ACLU Executive Director Monica Hopkins says the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today on the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, leaves open one question that could affect Idaho: What about same-sex couples who legally married in another state, but now reside in Idaho?...

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Wasden: Idaho's laws haven't changed

Here’s what Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden had to say this morning on the U.S. Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage: “There really isn’t a direct impact on Idaho law. It’s still in effect. … so there really isn’t a lot of change there.” He...

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MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012

Idaho may be too late on insurance exchange...

Here's a link to my full story at on today's discussions in the Legislature's Health Care Task Force, at which state Insurance Director Bill Deal told lawmakers it may already be too late for Idaho to set up a state-run health insurance exchange in...

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Roger Christensen, Bonneville County commissioner and chairman of the state's Catastrophic Health Care Fund board, tells lawmakers Monday that the program's costs are rising again. (Betsy Russell)

CAT fund costs begin rising again... 

Idaho's catastrophic health care fund, which covers care for indigent patients with no other coverage and is run through Idaho's counties, which each pay $11,000 per case before the fund kicks in, is starting to climb in costs again, CAT fund board Chairman Roger Christensen,...

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What if guv and Legislature disagree on exchange?

One question that's come up several times today at the Legislature's Health Care Task Force: Could the governor implement a particular type of health insurance exchange by executive order, without legislative action? When lawmakers posed that question to Deputy Attorney General Brian Kane, he said,...

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Crowd grows to about 75 at Monday mornings Idaho Legislature Health Care Task Force meeting. (Betsy Russell)

Feds may run exchanges for 30 states...

Federal officials are currently anticipating they'll have to run health insurance exchanges for lots of states - "as high as 30," Joy Wilson of the National Conference of State Legislatures told Idaho lawmakers this morning. "And that means that there won't be much customization. So...

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