Idaho plan for health insurance exchange due next week

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 6:28 PM

BOISE -- The re-election of President Barack Obama ensures that the Affordable Health Care Act will not be repealed any time soon.

That means that Idaho has until November 16th to submit a plan for a health insurance exchange.

A working group has been meeting with Gov. Butch Otter on the issue.

The big question is whether to set up a state-run insurance exchange with federal money, or have the state be part of a federally-run exchange.

A different working group scheduled to meet Friday is focusing on how Idaho will handle possible Medicaid expansion.

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