Idaho's exchange rollout: 'We were pleasantly surprised'

BOISE STATE PUBLIC RADIODecember 3, 2013 

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Amy Dowd is director of the exchange, whose website is YourHealthIdaho.org.

In the weeks after Idaho's health insurance exchange launched Oct. 1, just 7 percent of applicants chose to enroll for subsidized coverage. Amy Dowd is at the helm of operating Idaho's marketplace, and she's pleased with enrollment in the first month.

Still, nearly 19 percent of Idaho's population under the age of 65 lacks health insurance, and up to 200,000 Idahoans could be eligible for the subsidized coverage or Medicaid through YourHealthIdaho.org.

Read a Q&A with Dowd here.

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