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Idaho state health insurance exchange
Almost 33,000 Idahoans selected a private health plan between Oct. 1 and Feb. 1 according to the Feb. 12 enrollment report issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). That figure puts Idaho behind only Vermont in per capita enrollment. An additional 8,796 Idaho residents were deemed eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s […]
March 3, 2014
Associated Press — A preliminary report shows the number of Idaho residents who obtained health insurance increased from about 1,700 people at the end of November to 20,000 people at the end of December. The surge came after improvements to HealthCare.gov, the federal site that Idaho is currently using for the enrollment process.
January 13, 2014
KTVB.com — Steven Weeg, the executive director and board chairman for Your Health Idaho, presented the marketplace’s annual report to state legislators. Weeg spoke of the small, efficient staff running Your Health Idaho, of using only federal grant money in establishing the exchange, and a low user fee – just 1.5 percent compared to 3.5 […]
January 2, 2014
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
KTVB.com — A review found nothing illegal in the award of a no-bid contract by Your Health Idaho Executive Director Amy Dowd and to a business owned by a then-board member, Frank Chan. Since the deal was struck, Chan resigned from the board, the contract was cancelled, and procurement policies at Your Health Idaho have […]
November 12, 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magicvalley.com — The Idaho Freedom Foundation wants to see the law that established Your Health Idaho repealed in 2014.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