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Health exchange, new regulations could increase Medicaid enrollment by 100,000

A new health insurance program could mean that 100,000 more Idahoans would end up with government-paid health coverage. That was the sentiment Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Director Dick Armstrong shared with members of the House Health and Welfare … Continue reading

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Health exchange issue puts Idaho’s governor, Idaho’s U.S. House reps at odds

U.S. Reps. Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador sided with Republicans last week in stopping funding for health insurance exchanges, which are state-level websites or portals that would help individuals and small businesses buy health insurance. Under the 2010 federal reform … Continue reading

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Tax chairman Lake says ‘sin tax’ increase is about preventing smoking, not raising revenue

Rep. Dennis Lake, R-Blackfoot, isn’t money hungry, but he thinks other lawmakers may be. Lake, chairman of the House Revenue and Taxation Committee, made waves in Idaho politics a few weeks ago when he said he would allow a hearing … Continue reading

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