Idaho students like Amir Piranfar, a doctor of pharmacy student at University of Idaho, have been in a bind: A state rule that is now temporarily waived required them to have health insurance, even if they were exempt under federal law. Piranfar could afford only a high-deductible plan. “What’s the point?” he says. “It’s for if the worst of the worst happens.”
Idaho students like Amir Piranfar, a doctor of pharmacy student at University of Idaho, have been in a bind: A state rule that is now temporarily waived required them to have health insurance, even if they were exempt under federal law. Piranfar could afford only a high-deductible plan. “What’s the point?” he says. “It’s for if the worst of the worst happens.” Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com
Idaho students like Amir Piranfar, a doctor of pharmacy student at University of Idaho, have been in a bind: A state rule that is now temporarily waived required them to have health insurance, even if they were exempt under federal law. Piranfar could afford only a high-deductible plan. “What’s the point?” he says. “It’s for if the worst of the worst happens.” Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com

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