Otter Under Pressure Over Affordable Care Act Options

Jul 13, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling on the Affordable Health Care Act, has Idaho's governor wanting more study on creating a state health exchange and expanding Medicaid. So Butch Otter has put together two groups to look at these issues including the costs.

The Governor  wants recommendations from his working groups on what to do about a health insurance exchange and Medicaid by this fall.

Meanwhile the two top House Republicans are urging the governor to avoid a state exchange, and not to expand Medicaid. 

Gary Moncrief is a  political science professor at Boise State University. He's watched this debate unfold between the state's top elected leaders. He talks with Samantha Wright about what's at stake.

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