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May 20, 2011

IDAHO: Governor bars state agencies from implementing health care reform

Employee BenefitsHealth Care Reform 

Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter recently issued an executive order prohibiting state agencies from receiving federal funding or otherwise taking steps to implement new programs or rules pursuant to federal healthcare reform law (Executive Order 2001-03, April 20, 2011). It also prohibits state agencies from assisting federal agencies in implementing the law. While the executive order bars the state from carrying out any part of the federal Affordable Care Act, it does allow state agencies to continue developing a state health insurance exchange.

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