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Politics color governors’ decisions on Medicaid

Partisan politics are coloring governors’ decisions about whether to expand Medicaid in their states, affecting billions of dollars and thousands of low-income people. The question of whether they receive Medicaid coverage may have little to do with need, and much ...

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Idaho allows carriers to reinstate insurance plans

Idaho will let insurance carriers reinstate coverage for thousands of people who were due to have policies canceled under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter said Dec. 3 he’s asked insurance carriers to consider reinstating coverage ...

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Montana insurer gets loan to expand into Idaho

A nonprofit health insurer in Montana has been granted another $27 million in federal funding to expand into Idaho. The Montana Health CO-OP announced its potential expansion on Dec. 2, Lee Newspapers of Montana reported. MHC President and CEO Jerry ...

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Idaho hospitals focus on family as luxury trends sweep industry (access required)

All they need are mints on the pillows. Hospitals nationwide are embracing trends that pump up the luxury in private patient rooms. Large flat-screen TVs, private refrigerators, new furniture and unlimited Internet access – the sort of amenities that have long defined ...

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ZoomCare to open second Treasure Valley clinic (access required)

ZoomCare, a medical clinic with a convenience-based care and business model, is opening its second Treasure Valley office at The Village at Meridian. The new clinic will be open in mid-January, spokesman Len Bergstein said Nov. 18. It will have ...

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Just 338 Idahoans selected exchange insurance

Just 338 people selected health coverage via Idaho’s insurance exchange during its glitch-plagued first month. Your Health Idaho’s enrollee figures were released Nov. 13 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which also released statistics for the nation’s ...

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