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CMS nixes Idaho's ACA workaround but encourages short-term plans

CMS nixes Idaho's ACA workaround but encourages short-term plans

By Harris Meyer and Susannah Luthi  |  March 08, 2018

Health insurance groups were guardedly relieved by the CMS' decision to block Idaho's move to allow noncompliant plans, as they feared other GOP-led states similarly would seek to unravel the Affordable Care Act's consumer protections.

Idaho lawmakers spike governor's healthcare plan

Idaho lawmakers spike governor's healthcare plan

By Associated Press  |  February 27, 2018

Idaho's House agreed to send Republican Gov. Butch Otter's bill back to committee rather than ask representatives to vote on the bill. That effectively signals that lawmakers have no appetite to address the state's so-called Medicaid gap population during this session.

Idaho to insurers: Give us plans that don't follow Obamacare

Idaho to insurers: Give us plans that don't follow Obamacare

By Associated Press  |  January 24, 2018

Concerned about soaring healthcare costs, Idaho revealed a plan that will allow insurance companies to sell cheaper policies that ditch key provisions of the Affordable Care Act. It's believed to be the first state to take formal steps without prior federal approval.

Idaho governor signs order to relax Obamacare rules

Idaho governor signs order to relax Obamacare rules

By Associated Press  |  January 08, 2018

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter signed an executive order directing the state Department of Insurance to create guidelines for health insurance carriers to offer lower-priced coverage plans.

Ascension to sell Idaho facility to RCCH HealthCare

By Maria Castellucci  |  March 25, 2017

The Idaho attorney general has blessed the sale of Ascension's St. Joseph Regional Medical Center to RCCH HealthCare Partners, a for-profit hospital chain formed through the merger of RegionalCare and Capella Healthcare.

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