Republican Idaho state Rep. Carlos Bilbao reads a copy of the Affordable Care Act in his office at the Idaho Legislature in Boise on Friday. Bilbao has introduced legislation that would exempt Idaho insurers from a federal requirement they provide birth control for women.
Republican Idaho state Rep. Carlos Bilbao reads a copy of the Affordable Care Act in his office at the Idaho Legislature in Boise on Friday. Bilbao has introduced legislation that would exempt Idaho insurers from a federal requirement they provide birth control for women.
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published Friday, February 17th, 2012
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BOISE, Idaho — Republican lawmakers in a handful of states are opening another front in the war against President Obama’s health care overhaul, seizing on the hot-button issue of birth control with bills that would allow insurance companies to ignore new federal rules requiring them to cover contraception.

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