Waivers to Continue Some Programs
Governor Otter signed Executive Order (EO) 2011-03 Prohibiting Executive Branch Departments, Agencies and Institutions of the State from Implementing the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act (PPACA). The EO states that agencies or employees may not promulgate rules, enter into agreements, provide resources or expend federal funds to implement provisions of PPACA.
However, a waiver process was included to ensure agencies could seek permission to continue programs that did not implement provisions of Obamacare or were in existence before the law passed. Many previously granted program funding sources were combined with the federal health care legislation and should be evaluated individually based on the program's merits and the needs of Idaho citizens.
Here is the overview of waivers Governor Otter has reviewed. The list will be updated as subsequent waiver requests are considered.