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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017

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health insurance exchange would lose $220 million in tax subsidies if President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is repealed, Your Health Idaho Director Pat Kelly said Wednesday.


Idaho reports flawless opening of health insurance exchange

BOISE – Idaho’s state health insurance exchange – unlike Washington’s – reported a flawless launch over the weekend, as the state shifted from relying on a federal technology platform to …


Feds bring in troubleshooter for health insurance exchange

WASHINGTON – A familiar troubleshooter has been enlisted to try to fix the government’s health insurance website, administration officials said Tuesday, as political pressure piled up over the centerpiece of …


Idaho health exchange board threatened with lawsuit

BOISE – Idaho’s new health insurance exchange board gathered for its first meeting Monday, and each of its 19 members had already received a somewhat surprising welcome: an anonymous call …


Idaho exchange board starts work, unfazed by lawsuit threat

Idaho’s new state-based health insurance exchange board gathered for its first meeting today, and each of its 19 members had already had a somewhat surprising welcome – an anonymous call …


Health exchange moves to Idaho Senate

BOISE – North Idaho representatives split 7-7 late Wednesday as the Idaho House, after a feisty seven-hour debate, approved Gov. Butch Otter’s proposal for a state-based health insurance exchange on …


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 facing battles within GOP

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter faces a major leadership test when Idaho lawmakers convene their legislative session on Monday: convincing many from his own party that it’s in the …


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 health insurance panel favors state-based exchange

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s health insurance exchange working group has voted overwhelmingly in favor of a state-based health insurance exchange, calling for a private nonprofit group set up …


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 …


Eye on Boise: Labrador urges governor not to implement exchanges

BOISE – U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has joined U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and a group of other national lawmakers in signing a letter urging …


State awarded $128 million for Health Benefit Exchange

OLYMPIA – Washington will receive a financial reward for forging ahead with one element of federal health care reform this spring while many other states were holding back. The U.S. …


Gregoire inks health reform

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire and other Democratic officials marked Friday’s second anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act – which Republicans prefer to call Obamacare – with …


Putting a human face on health debate

OLYMPIA – Jaydra Cope, of Spokane, sat patiently through a legislative hearing Monday on federal health care reform as Republicans and Democrats sparred over sections of the law and as …


Eye on Boise: Deadline’s too tight to get health insurance exchange set up, Otter says

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter told the Idaho Press Club last week that he’s all but given up on establishing a state-run health insurance exchange, unless the federal government …


Health insurance exchange OK’d

BOISE – A joint committee of the Idaho Legislature voted 11-1 Friday to endorse Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed health insurance exchange legislation – a hot issue in the upcoming legislative …


Idaho legislative panel endorses health exchange bill

A joint committee of the Idaho Legislature voted 11-1 Friday to endorse the Otter Administration’s proposed health insurance exchange legislation - a hot issue in the upcoming legislative session and …


Idaho health plan set for comment

Members of the public will have an opportunity next week to voice their opinions about Idaho’s plan to set up a health insurance exchange, the federally mandated marketplace designed to …


Idaho to seek grants for health exchange

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter gave the go-ahead Monday for the state to apply for nearly $31 million in federal grants to start an Idaho health insurance exchange. “It’s …


Otter OKs fed grant for insurance exchange

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter gave the go-ahead Monday for the state to apply for nearly $31 million in federal grants to start an Idaho health insurance exchange.


Eye on Boise: Libraries in Idaho adding pep to the Net

BOISE – Although Idaho achieved the dubious distinction last week of being declared the state with the slowest Internet by the New York Times – some Idahoans apparently are having …


Otter touts state exchange

BOISE – Idaho stands to lose big if it doesn’t apply for a $40 million federal grant by Sept. 30 to set up a state-run health insurance exchange, Gov. Butch …


Idaho ‘at crossroads’ on health insurance exchange

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and two of his top state agency officials told lawmakers today that Idaho stands to lose big if it doesn’t apply for a $40 million federal …


Health insurance exchange draws praise, ridicule

Washington lawmakers have passed a forceful measure envisioned to help upward of 50,000 small businesses attain health insurance for their employees. They did it by creating what’s called a health …