Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has issued this statement on the Trump Administration’s letter yesterday notifying Idaho that its proposed “state-based” health insurance plans violate federal law and threatening enforcement action: “Contrary to news media interpretations, the letter from CMS Administrator Verma was not a rejection of our approach to providing more affordable health insurance options for the people of Idaho. Her letter made it clear that Idaho’s efforts to pursue innovative alternatives hold great promise, and we believe that Idaho’s plan aligns with the State’s responsibility for ‘substantially enforcing’ Obamacare. In fact, we consider the letter an invitation from CMS to continue discussing the specifics of what can and cannot be included...
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Otter on CMS letter: 'Not a rejection, an invitation'