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Idaho state health insurance exchange
Just 338 Idahoans selected a health plan through the federal marketplace between Oct. 1 and Nov. 2 according to enrollment data released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). However, officials say the 4,753 completed applications representing about 10,500 people show that there is strong interest in obtaining coverage. They are hopeful […]
November 14, 2013
Boise Weekly — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported that more than 4,700 applications representing more than 10,500 Idahoans were completed during the first month of ‘Obamacare’ enrollment period.
November 14, 2013
magicvalley.com — The Idaho Freedom Foundation wants to see the law that established Your Health Idaho repealed in 2014. As part of its campaign, the group is sponsoring billboards targeting legislators who supported a state-run exchange.
November 10, 2013
CDAPress.com — In an editorial that’s part pep talk, part scolding, Gov. Otter tells Idahoans to stop dwelling on and politicizing each challenge encountered with the state-run health insurance marketplace, Your Health Idaho. Rather, the state must focus on developing its own technology platform so it can stop relying on the federal platform.
October 30, 2013
Idaho Press-Tribune — The contract with a firm managed by former board Frank Chan was cancelled amid criticism and legislative scrutiny. Chan’s firm, Applied Computing, LLC, had been hired to complete a major IT project.
October 23, 2013
Associated Press — Frank Chan, a member of the Your Health Idaho’s board of directors, was awarded a no-bid contract to deliver custom software to replace the federal version currently being used by the state’s health insurance marketplace. Chan resigned Oct. 16, and legislators are scrutinizing the board’s procurement policies.
October 19, 2013
Idaho Business Review — Altius dropped out of Your Health Idaho after its parent company was purchased by Aetna. Blue Cross of Idaho, BridgeSpan Health Company, PacificSource Health Plans, and SelectHealth will sell individual and family health insurance through the Idaho marketplace.
September 26, 2013
Kaiser Health News — The Affordable Care Act is still wildly unpopular in Idaho, but some residents see merit in the state’s decision to run its own marketplace.
September 24, 2013
Boise Weekly — Officials corrected a statement, from the previous weekend, that indicated the state ran out of time and would be forced to use the federal exchange in 2014. Since the erroneous statement, the state has launched its own “Your Health Idaho” website.
August 17, 2013
The Spokesman-Review — Idaho started too late on its state-run health insurance marketplace and can’t make the Oct. 1 deadline to begin operations. State residents will now have to use the federal exchange for 2014.
August 11, 2013