RADIO SPOT: Click play below to listen to Governor Otter's support of a state exchange.

Governor Otter's State of the State Address includes Idaho's Health Insurance Exchange:

THE PROBLEM/SITUATION:

Under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, states must either create their own state-run health care exchange, participate in a partnership model with the federal government, or default to a federally run and controlled exchange. MORE INFO

KEEP CONTROL OF OUR HEALTH CARE:

Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter directed Insurance Director Bill Deal to establish a work group to consider how Idaho should address a federal mandate to establish a health insurance exchange. In a 10-2 vote, the work group recommended that Idaho should establish its own exchange rather than one imposed by the federal government. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has extended the decision deadline to December 14, 2012. MORE INFO

Organization Members

AARP Idaho
Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce
J.R. Simplot Company
Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry
Lake City Auto Body
Prairie Hospitality Inc.
Employers Health Coalition of Idaho
Gold Orthodontics
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
United Heritage Group
The Caxton Printers Ltd.
Oldwave, Inc.
Intermountain MLS
Baker Chiropractic Clinic
Chandler Agency Inc.
ABLE Health and Life Insurance
US-RxCare
Marsh Health Solutions
Allegis Benefit Group
Fidelity Associates
Offices Group Benefit, LLC
Myriad Benefits, LLC
The Falls Insurance Center
Naylor Insurance Inc.
Total Benefit Solutions
Hruza Insurance Agency
Tim Jeneson Insurance
JK & BK Insurance
Sharp Insurance LLC
Insurance NW
Insur-Mart LLC
Cameron & Seamons, Inc.
Intermountain Financial Group
Idaho Academy of Family Physicians
Strategic Employee Benefit Services
Jeff Wheeler Insurance
Darrald Bean Insurance
Craig Parker Independent Health Insurance Broker
Inland Northwest Consultants, Inc.
Leavitt Group Benefit Services of Boise
Insurers of Idaho
Regence Blue Shield of Idaho
Horner West Insurance
Design Benefits
Twin Falls Canal Company
Archibald Insurance Center
Ballard Insurance Group
Treasure Valley Health Insurance
University Financial Group
Griffeth Financial Services
Idaho Insurance Agency
Idaho Hospital Association
Group Northwest, Inc.
High Plans Propane, LLC
ISIS Financial LLC
Midvalley Healthcare, PLLC
Semons Financial Group
Idaho Specialized Transportation, Inc.
Basic American Foods
Rock Creek Canyon Ranch, Inc.
Idaho Forrest Group
Madison Roofing
Clear Springs Foods, Inc.
MP Idaho, Inc.
Idaho Lodging & Restaurant Association
Northwest Food Processors Association
The City of Kamiah
Shaw Auto Parts, Inc.
Lewiston Orchards Irrigation District
Rexburg Medical Center
Idaho School Boards Association
Walter Knox Memorial Hospital
American Seating & Mobility
Twin Peaks Ranch Inc.
Ridgeview LLC
M.S. Administrative Services, Inc.
Implant & General Dentistry of Idaho
Ataraxis
Idaho Mining Association
Gooding Highway District
Waldo Agencies, Inc.
EZR Insurance
Hailey Chiropractic Clinic
Gia Swope FNP
Northwest Insurance Agency
Haskin Insurance Services
Valley Insurance Center, Inc.
Helbling Employee Benefit Consulting, Inc.
Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA Inc.
Brauner Insurance Services
Troy Insurance Agency, Inc.
Kruse Insurance, Inc.
Brown Insurance Agency
Security Insurance Services LLC
Camas Prairie Insurance
Insure Bear Lake, Inc.
Intermountain Financial Group
Nurse Leaders of Idaho
St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
Select Health
All Idaho Insurance Agency
Silverwood Theme Park – Boulder Beach Water Park
All Idaho Insurance Agency
Unity Health Center
Catholic Charities of Idaho
National Association of Social Workers, Idaho Chapter
Bonneville Subway LLC
Stillpoint LLC
Keystone Financial Strategies

Steve Smith Insurance
Ireland & Associates Insurance
Suitter Insurance Co.
Dahlinger & Company Insurance
The Hartwell Corporation
Capital Financial Solutions, LLC
Three Rivers Insurance
Intermountain Agency
Sundstrom Insurance Services, Inc.
Bowen Group
Macek Consulting LLC
Western Benefit Solutions
Blue Cross of Idaho
Financial Brokerage Services
American Insurance Service
Scott Leavitt Insurance & Financial Services
Midtowne Insurance Agency
United Heritage Insurance
Eastside Dental Lab Inc.
Family Solutions Network, Inc.
Idaho Association of Health Plans
Idaho Nonprofit Center
Hall & Associates
Forced Air Systems, Inc.
Jeffrey R. Roth, DMD Dental Studio
Saint Alphonsus Health System
General Pneumatic Tools, LLC
CTR-Cleanup and Total Restoration
Coonse Well Drilling & Pump Co., Inc.
Majesty Auto Body and Glass
Con Paulos, Inc.
Idaho Grain Producers Association
Sandpoint Orthopedics
Buck Consultants
Oppenheimer Companies Inc.
Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley, LLP
Independent Drilling Inc.
Maughan Enterprises Inc.
Nampa Smiles
Mercer
NAIFA-Idaho
Autotech-Wendell, Inc.
Tierney Consulting, Inc.
Pacific Source Health Plans
Labor Consultants International
American Heart Association
Idaho Falls Chiropractic Clinic, PLLC
Community Care Pocatello, PLLC
Idaho Medical Association
GPOD of Idaho
Magic Valley Insurance, Inc.
Moreton & Company
Aim Insurance Solutions LLC
Orton Insurance
Anderson Health Services, Inc.
Wrangler Insurance
Bell Black Insurance
DOMTEC International LLC
Pacific Crest Insurance, Coeur d’Alene
Schiffler & Fiala Insurance
Lyda Insurance
Insurance Benefits, Inc.
Burkhardt Consulting, LLC
Premiere Insurance
Insurers of Idaho
Stacy Rindlisbaker Insurance Agency Inc.
HUB International Insurance
Davies Insurance Services, Inc.
Personal Touch Insurance & Benefits, LLC
The Insurance Group Inc.
Christensen & Associates Insurance
Premier Insurance
Debbie Lattin Insurance
Hartley Insurance
Tweedy Insurance Group
Neighbors Insurance
East Idaho Insurance
Tamara Dance Insurance
Apex Insurance Benefits LLC
eHealth App
Excalibur Auto Body Repair Inc.
Shores Insurance
Blaisdell Dental Center
Dailey Agency
Garnand Marketing, LLC
Ada County Medical Society
Idaho Cooperation Council, Inc.
Idaho Association of Health Underwriters
Idaho Physicians Network
Marsh & Associates
Sage Creek Dental
Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery
Michaels Automotive Services, Inc.
Apple, LLC, dba Subway Sandwiches
Contractors Northwest
Rocky Mountain Amusements
Idaho Chamber Alliance
Milk Producers of Idaho
The HR & Benefits Advisor, PLLC
BSA Benefits
Idaho Primary Care Association
Family Health Center Sandpoint
Martin Insurance Inc.
Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho
Elks Rehab System
Pend Oreille Insurance
BrightPath
American Health Value
Sophie’s Choice Designs

Individual Members

Bruce Altig, Nampa
Shea Andersen, Boise
Ryan Anderson, Idaho Falls
Julene Andrews, Boise
Travis Argyle, Idaho Falls
Chris Axenty, Blackfoot
Karen Ballard, Boise
Rudey Ballard, Rexburg
Jill Balmer, Lewiston
Rhonda Bartholomew, Jerome
Elizabeth Barber, Boise
Todd Bateman, Chubbuck
Brian J. Bell, Rexburg
David S. Bell, Rexburg
Adam Berry, Boise
Kathy Barnes, Caldwell
Janet Beesley, Sugar City
Amber Beeson, Grangeville
Dawn Best, Mountain Home
Joseph Betz, Boise
Thomas A. Black, Rexburg
John D. Blaisdell, DDS, Caldwell
Greg Bloomfield, Hailey
Sue Boswell, Boise
Darron Branson, Naples
Jeremy Brown, Twin Falls
Chuck Buerstatte, Pocatello
Teresa Callison, Blackfoot
Joyce Carlson, Meridian
Gloria Carroll, Boise
Stacey Carson, Star
Patrick Casabonne, Boise
Pete Cavender, Boise
Ken Chambers, Star
Greg Chapin, Idaho Falls
Lori Chapman, Lewiston
Kristen Cheyney, Boise
Sheldon Christensen, Idaho Falls
Jeff Christoffersen, Homedale
Stephen Cilley, Boise
Lindsay Clarke, Boise
Sheryl Coats, Preston
Jodie Corless, Sandpoint
Greg Crockett, Idaho Falls
Robert Croker, Pocatello
Kathleen Cunningham, Boise
William Crupper, Boise
Trudy Dane, Kimberly
Betsy Davies, Boise
Ann Davis, Pocatello
Stanley Dean, McCall
Denise Debban, Twin Falls
Robert Deen, Boise
Taylor Dockins, Coeur d’Alene
Janet Donicht, Boise
Mark A. Dowdle, MD, Burley
Dana Drake, Coeur d’Alene
Mark Dunham, Boise
Natalie Eckstein, Post Falls
Beth Edwards, Hayden
Cindy Elfsten, Kellogg
Dan Ertz, Coeur d’Alene
Max Faller, Coeur d'Alene
Jay Faultner, Gooding
Colby Fiala, Twin Falls
Jennifer Fiscus, Twin Falls
Lee Flinn, Boise
Brieanne Fluewelling, Boise
Heide Foreman, Boise
Leslie Freeman, McCall
Marge Fox, Nampa
Angie French, Melba
Jennifer Froerer, Boise
Adam Frugoli, Shelley
Ashley Funke, Rigby
Tom Gallup, Rexburg
Shilo Garrison, Nampa
Scott Gibson, Caldwell
Katie S Gillies, Boise
Lorrie Gjersing, Boise
Tim Gleason, Lewiston
Allan Gliege, Eagle
Lynnae Gliege, Eagle
Caren Godak, Hayden
Connie Godak, Hayden
Troy Goodwin, Blackfoot
Dee Gott, Eden
Mike Gott, Eden
Paula Gratiot, Meridian
Mark Graybeal, Twin Falls
John W. Griffin, Boise
John Griffeth, Preston

Ann Grimm, Lewiston
Don Grunt, Portland, OR
Dean Haagenson, Coeur d’Alene
William Hall, Jerome
Debbie Hamilton, Spokane, WA
Brett Hansen, Idaho Falls
David R. Hansen, Boise
Jo Ann Cole-Hansen, Lewiston
Steve Hansen, Idaho Falls
Dustin Harris, Coeur d’Alene
Harold “Butch” Harrison, Hauser
Peggy Harrison, Hauser
Garth Hassel, Idaho Falls
Ryan Heider, Twin Falls
Shelby Azzola Hess, Pocatello
Greg Helbling, Coeur d'Alene
Dr. Ryan Heyborne, Meridian
Michelle Hicks, Boise
Matt Hill, Idaho Falls
Chance Hobbs, Meridian
Zach Hodges, Boise
-Brad Holland, Boise
Shirley Honn, Moscow
Barbara Hopkins, Meridian
Penny Horsley, Blackfoot
Scott Howell, Eagle
David Hruza, Rupert
Bob Hubler, Caldwell
Toni Hughes, Twin Falls
Michael D. Hunter, Idaho Falls
Angie Jackson, Boise
Tina Jeffrey, Hayden Lake
Marvin Jones, Rexburg
Merrill R. Jones, Boise
Phyllis Jones, Rexburg
Rich Kalbus, Boise
Kim Keller, DDS, Nampa
David Kelley, Dalton Gardens
Darrel Kepler, Blackfoot
Kandace Kepler, Blackfoot
Noreen Kern, Emmett
Preston Kinne, Coeur d’Alene
Jonathan M Klein, Boise
Lance Kolbet, Pocatello
Donald Krupp, Athol
Heather LaBau, Eagle
Dawn Larsen, Blackfoot
Debbie Lattin, Twin Falls
Scott Leavitt, Boise
Tara Little, Coeur d’Alene
John Livingston, Boise
Heidi Low, Boise
Kelly Madison, Garden City
Ray MacDonald, Caldwell
George L. MacDowell, Lewiston
David Marsh, Meridian
Mira Marsh, Meridian
Steve Marsh, Meridian
Alex Marti, Eagle
Barbara Martin, Twin Falls
Kelvin Martin, Twin Falls
Kerry Martin, Idaho Falls
Charity Mathenia, Coeur d’Alene
Ethan Mathenia, Coeur d’Alene
Jeff McCray, Burley
Sierra McCreery, Boise
Michelle McCurley, New Meadows
Melinda McDaniel, Meridian
Pete McDonald, Boise
Thomas McKenna, Pocatello
Joshua McWinn, Meridian
Meagan Meter, Meridian
Kristal Miller, Saint Anthony
Scott Miller, Orem, UT
Joseph Morgan, Eagle
Steve Morgan, Rigby
Lois Morris, Middleton
Clark Mullen, Boise
Dave Munger, Hayden
Bruce Naylor, Clifton
Margaret Nelson, Idaho Falls
Kris Nielson, Rexburg
Hana Nedoma, Boise
Christee Nelson, Twin Falls
Liz Nelson, Boise
Stephanie Nelson, Coeur d’Alene
David Neumann, Worley
Ray Newcombe, Bayview
Bart Newsome, Blackfoot
Don Northcot, Gooding
Richard T. Ockey, Pocatello
Barbara Oldham, Boise
Brian Olmstead, Twin Falls

Skip Oppenheimer, Boise
Ron Osborne, Boise
David Overacre, Kimberly
Mark Pasculli, Boise
Graham Paterson, Boise
Carl W. Pennington, Boise
Elizabeth Pennington, Boise
Jeff Perry, Idaho Falls
Joshua Peterson, Coeur d’Alene
Walter William Phillips, Lewiston
Christine Pickford, Ph.D.
Joel Price, Lava Hot Springs
Dora Prudhomme, Meridian
John Puder, Twin Falls
Drew Ranstrom, Boise
Glen Richter, Nampa
Alicia Ritter, Boise
Sherri Roberts, Hauser
Jeffrey R. Roth, Hailey
Gordon Sanders, Cataldo
JoEllen Schneider, Boise
Carolyn Schultz, Hayden
Richard Scott, Pocatello
Todd Seamons, Rupert
Tom Seamons, Idaho Falls
Janet Semons, Pocatello
Nancy Shepherd, Hayden
Maria Sestero, Boise
Ronald J. Sestero, Boise
Sophie Sestero, Boise
Kevin Settles, Boise
Casey Sherrer, Emmett
Shalynn Sherrill, Hazelton
Tobias Sherrill, Hazelton
Liza Shippen, Idaho Falls
Ava Shores, Boise
Tom Shores, Boise
Tom Siebert, Coeur d’Alene
Janni Smith, Sandpoint
Mary Ann Smith, Post Falls
Megan Smith-Hallingshead, Kuna
David Snelson, Twin Falls
Scott Snyder, MD, Boise
Gary Sorenson, Weiser
Mark Sparling, Boise
Carey Spears, Sandpoint
Elwood C. Spencer, Idaho Falls
Reid Stephan, Nampa
Derek Stephenson, Meridian
Cricket Stirling, Kimberly
Sue Stokesberry, Twin Falls
Rick R. Stoolman, Caldwell
Barb Stotts, Boise
Guy Stubbs, Jerome
Connie Sturdavant, Boise
Trent Sutton, Pocatello
Karen Sweat, Twin Falls
Banu E. Symington, MD, Twin Falls
Tara Tandrow, Boise
Stacey Targee, Boise
Sarah Taylor, Boise
Bill Thomas, McCall
Rand Thompson, Horseshoe Bend
Kimberly Tower, Boise
Brenda Traveller, Twin Falls
Bob Trevino, Rupert
Josh Ticken, Idaho Falls
Kendall Tierney, Meridian
Erin Trimble, Boise
Jimmy Tuttle, Melba
Kathy Tuttle, Melba
Daniel Tweedy, Nampa
Patti Vaughn, Boise
Fernando Veloz, Meridian
Lisa Veltri, Priest River
Dan Ward, Eagle
Joye Watson, Nampa
Rita Watson, Idaho Falls
Lisa Wells, Fruitland
Sheri Welsh, Boise
Frank Wensveen, Jerome
James Wensveen, Jerome
Jeff Wheeler, Blackfoot
Angela Wickham, Boise
Lorraine Wickham, Rexburg
David Wilcox, Twin Falls
Pat Wilde, Eagle
Michelle Wilson, Meridian
Ladean Winn, Movie Springs
Jennifer Woodbury, Meridian
Mark Woodworth, Hayden
Todd Wright, Meridian
Austin Young, Boise