Margaret Wainwright Henbest, MSN, RN, CPNP is appointed to the Idaho Health Insurance Exchange Board

On April 10, Governor C.L. "Butch Otter announced the 19 members of Idaho's Health Insurance exchange Board, a panel authorized by the Idaho Legislature to set the rules and regulations for implementing a state based exchange. The Board must establish the exchange by January 1, 2014, as required by federal law. It is empowered by State law to develop an operating plan and contract for required services. "I'm grateful that the people with the talent, expereid ability to serve effectively on this board accepted the challenge", Governor Otter said. Margaret Henbest, co-lead of the Idaho Nursing Action Coalition, is one of two health care providers appointed to the Board.

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by Margaret Henbest | April 11, 2013

Tags: leadership, idaho

Jean Wortock

Congratulations, Margaret, on your appointment to Idaho's Health Insurance Exchange Board! I know you will make significant contributions! :)
Posted on: April 16, 2013, 1:23 pm

Emily Weigel

Congratulations, Margaret! A great role model for RNs everywhere! Inspiring to see an accomplished RN nominated for this critical policy position and step up to the plate at this pivotal time in Healthcare History. May many more follow in your footsteps! Emily Weigel, BSN, RN, CPHRM Yale University School of Nursing Master's Candidate Nursing Management, Policy, & Leadership
Posted on: April 16, 2013, 7:59 pm

Pat Farmer

Wonderful news. Please keep us posted about the issues and opportunities for nursing perspective. I am concerned that CA has not included nurses in their exchange (marketplace) planning.
Posted on: April 20, 2013, 3:07 pm

Val Greenspan

Margaret, congratulations! As an Idaho colleague, it is wonderful to have an articulate nurse on this board, and even though your already full platter is running over, at times, the nursing leadership community has great appreciation for your efforts, as well as for the political connections that were facilitative to this appointment. Your networking often leads to excellent results. Wishing you the best!
Posted on: May 21, 2013, 2:27 pm


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