BOISE -- State officials are expected to pass on their next opportunity to apply for federal grant money to develop an insurance exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act.
Idaho Department of Insurance Director Bill Deal told lawmakers Monday the next application deadline falls in August.
The Spokesman-Review reports Deal said his agency has declined to submit a grant application as the state contemplates how it will respond to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld the health care overhaul.
Lawmakers are meeting in Boise to discuss Idaho's options in the wake of the ruling. They've so far spurned the reforms and refused federal cash to help develop an exchange, which is an online marketplace for individuals to shop for coverage.
States have until Nov. 16 to submit their exchange plans.