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Wrestling with options for ID under healthcare reform

The Spokesman-Review, October 23, 2012

The Idaho Legislature's Health Care Task Force is hearing updates on the progress of two working groups looking into how Idaho should proceed on two "fronts" under the national health care reform law. The two "fronts" are regarding a health insurance exchange, and the expansion of Medicaid. State Insurance Director, Bill Deal, told the lawmakers that the exchange working group will hold its final meeting this Friday, and will settle on its report and recommendations to Gov. Butch Otter on how to proceed. State Health & Welfare Director, Dick Armstrong, told the task force that the Medicaid expansion group is working through three options.