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State Insurance Exchange Bill Getting Closer to Governors Desk

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Senate committee approved the House-passed state-based insurance exchange, setting the stage for a final Senate vote before the measure goes to Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter. The Senate Commerce and Human Resources Committee voted 8-1 Tuesday for the measure, which Otter favors.

The bill differs from a previous, Senate-passed version. House additions include competitive-bidding requirements, gun-rights protections and the naming of three lawmakers to the exchange’s now 19-member board, two from the majority party, one from the minority. Adopting an exchange has been among the 2013 Legislature’s most-disputed issues.

The House debated seven hours on the bill last week. At Tuesday’s hearing, insurers and the Catholic church urged passage. Meanwhile, tea-party-leaning foes urged panelists to “stand in the gap” between Idaho and an ever-more-tyrannical federal government by rejecting the bill.

 

 

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