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Ignoring Obamacare Rules, Idaho ‘Freedom’ Plans Come With Limits

  • State Blue Cross insurer plans to offer ‘Freedom Blue’ plans
  • Sets up potential test of federal enforcement of ACA law
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After Idaho’s Republican governor promised to find creative ways to get around Obamacare, one health plan in the state plans to offer skimpy coverage that may violate many of the law’s protections for patients.

Blue Cross of Idaho said Wednesday that it will offer insurance plans that don’t comply with some Affordable Care Act requirements. The “Freedom Blue” coverage is a way to give some people lower premiums upfront in exchange for less comprehensive coverage.