Lobbying Efforts Heat Up As Idaho’s Health Insurance Exchange Hearing Is Scheduled

Feb 5, 2013

Idahoans will have a chance to weigh in on whether the state should create its own health insurance exchange today at the Capitol.  

Credit Joe Jaszewski / Idaho Statesman

The Senate Commerce and Human Resources Committee will spend today and Thursday hearing the health insurance exchange bill written by the Governor’s administration.

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter reversed course late last year and announced his supportfor a state-based exchange, once it became clear the federal health care law is here to stay. Now, states must decide whether to create their own online insurance marketplace, partner with the federal government, or allow the feds to build and maintain the state-specific exchanges. To continue reading this story got to StateImpact Idaho