Supreme Court Ruling Means Decisions Ahead For Idaho Lawmakers

Jun 29, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down its most anticipated decision since Bush v. Gore yesterday, when it upheld the central provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

While there’s wisdom in waiting for the dust to settle before issuing predictions about just how this will affect Idaho, it’s clear the ruling has implications for the state.  For example, the Idaho Legislature did not act to establish a state-run health insurance exchange in the most recent legislative session.  In not moving to create a state exchange, the Legislature went against the Idaho Department of Insurance’s position, and the will of the state’s most powerful business lobby.  Click here to continue reading...