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By Wendell Potter
Rural Health News Service 

Thinking About Health

If Idaho ditches the ACA, other states may follow

 

February 20, 2018



What happens in Idaho in the coming weeks undoubtedly will not stay in Idaho. What happens there could make a big difference in how much you pay for your health insurance – or whether you can even get insurance.

Idaho’s Republican governor, C. L. “Butch” Otter, signed an executive order last month that, if not blocked by the federal government, will do what Republicans in Washington have not been able to do: turn the clock back to the days before the Affordable Care Act, at least in the state’s individual health insurance market.

The only significant change to the ACA that membe...



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