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Idaho exchange contract raises conflict of interest concerns

Idaho has hired St. Luke's Health System to help people choose which insurance plans to pick on the online insurance exchange, even though the health care giant stands to financially benefit when customers choose certain plans. Some Your Health Idaho board members raised concerns Friday...

Idaho eyeing new approach on health coverage gap

Idaho health officials are taking another crack at addressing the state’s Medicaid gap. But unlike prior efforts to simply expand Medicaid or design special programs for low-income Idahoans, the new plan would help the middle class by getting health insurance rate hikes under control, its proponents say. In its fiscal 2018 budget request...

Idaho health insurers propose average premium increase of 38% for 2018

Dean Cameron, director of the Idaho state Department of Insurance, announced today that health insurers offering plans on Idaho’s state insurance exchange have proposed premium rate increases next year averaging 38 percent. “I am deeply disappointed and frustrated to share these rates,” Cameron said in...

Idaho exchange’s subsidies at risk under health care repeal

Idaho's health insurance exchange would lose $220 million in tax subsidies if President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is repealed, Your Health Idaho Director Pat Kelly said Wednesday. "Depending on what the repeal would look like, that would be the cost to Idaho," said Kelly, during a presentation to the Idaho House Health & Welfare...

Idaho health exchange working to address tax form delays

Officials with Your Health Idaho say they are actively working to ensure that customers don’t see another delay in receiving a critical tax form needed to prove health coverage and avoid a tax penalty.