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Idaho Senate backs state insurance exchange

After a marathon six-hour debate, the Idaho Senate voted 23-12 Thursday in favor of Gov. Butch Otter’s state health insurance exchange bill, marking a key victory for the GOP governor …


Panel OKs Idaho health insurance exchange

BOISE – Gov. Butch Otter’s controversial state health insurance exchange legislation won near-unanimous support from a Senate committee Thursday, delivering a key victory for the Republican governor. The only member …


Senate panel backs Otter on insurance exchange

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s controversial state health insurance exchange legislation won near-unanimous support from a Senate committee Thursday after two days of hearings, a key victory for the GOP governor.


Idaho senator compares health exchanges to Holocaust

BOISE – As the debate over Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed state health insurance exchange heats up, a North Idaho senator sent out a mass email and posted a message …


Idaho senator compares health exchange to Holocaust

As the debate over Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed state health insurance exchange heats up, a North Idaho senator has sent out a mass email and posted a message on …


Otter wants health insurance market state-run

BOISE – Idaho will opt for a state-based health insurance exchange, Gov. Butch Otter said Tuesday, although legislators still need to weigh in on that proposal when they convene in …


Eye on Boise: Advocacy group calls for expanding Idaho Medicaid

BOISE – The Idaho Community Action Network, a statewide nonprofit advocacy group with more than 2,000 members, issued a report last week calling strongly for Idaho to expand its Medicaid …


Idaho panel votes unanimously for Medicaid expansion

BOISE – Idaho should expand its Medicaid program to cover the working poor in order to “do something right” and to save the state hundreds of millions of dollars, a …


Idaho panel unanimously favors Medicaid expansion

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s 15-member working group unanimously recommended today that the state expand its Medicaid program to cover the working poor, in order to both “do something right” and …


Idaho panel votes for state-run health exchange

Gov. Butch Otter’s health insurance exchange working group has voted overwhelmingly in favor of a state-based health insurance exchange, opting for the model of using a private non-profit group set …


Idaho late on insurance exchange

BOISE – It may already be too late for Idaho to set up a state-run health insurance exchange in time to meet federal deadlines, state Insurance Director Bill Deal told …


Idaho may be too late on insurance exchange

BOISE - It may already be too late for Idaho to set up a state-run health insurance exchange in time to meet federal deadlines, state Insurance Director Bill Deal told …


Eye on Boise: Use care when invoking Founding Fathers

BOISE – Idaho U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador reacted to Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on health care reform by saying the nation’s Founding Fathers would be “appalled.” He wasn’t the …


Idaho leaders stunned by ruling, face big decisions

Idaho leaders were stunned by today’s ruling upholding the federal health care reform law, and face big questions on how to respond.