GOP health law could impact Idaho exchange enrollment; 60K could lose coverage

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By Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A plan from congressional Republicans to replace President Barack Obama's health care law could result in a mass exodus from the Idaho's online health insurance exchange, state officials said Friday. Almost 60,000 Idahoans could leave the exchange by 2020 under the new proposal due to the loss of tax credit subsidies and the repeal of requiring individuals to have health insurance, Your Health Idaho Director Pat Kelly told a meeting of the exchange board. Currently, nearly 106,000 Idahoans are enrolled on the exchange. According to the board, the average tax subsidy would be $2,956 for an Idaho family of four with an annual income of $50,000 — or 23 percent lower than what it is now. "We...

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