Idaho Launches Its Health Insurance Exchange Website

Aug 20, 2013

Idaho officials have launched a website for the state's health insurance exchange.

The Spokesman-Review reports that Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and Idaho Exchange Executive Director Amy Dowd announced the website at a news conference Tuesday.

States are required to have such a website under the federal Affordable Care Act.

Otter says he's still against the federal health care law. But he says if efforts to end the law fail, that doesn't mean the state is absolved from trying to help residents.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says more than 222,000 Idaho residents don't have health insurance.