Insurer Blue Cross of Idaho submitted plans this week to state regulators that open the door for policies that don’t comply with the Affordable Care Act, following an executive order from Gov. Butch Otter and Lt. Gov. Brad Little. The five proposed plans from Blue Cross, christened “Freedom Blue Plans,” could be available to consumers as soon as this spring, Boise State Public Radio reports; you can see their full report here. The insurance company is the first to offer proposals to regulators following the executive order; Idaho’s move has drawn national attention and speculation that it may not be legal under current federal laws. Blue Cross President and CEO Charlene Maher said in a statement, “Our new state-based plans are a response to Gov....
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Blue Cross files to offer 5 'state-based' insurance plans that don't comply with the ACA