Your Health Idaho to launch technology platform

Your Health Idaho officials say the state will launch its own technology platform in time for the open health insurance enrollment period that starts Nov. 15.

Idaho Health Insurance Exchange Board Chairman Stephen Weeg tells the Idaho State Journal that having its own program will put the state in control.

He says that means the state won’t be hindered by the federal government when it comes to making needed changes or corrections.

Weeg says Idaho will be the first state to transition away from having residents sign up through the federal platform under the federal Affordable Care Act.

Officials say more than 76,000 Idaho residents signed up for health insurance during the last open enrollment period.