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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho was set to accept as much as $19 million in federal cash linked to the health care overhaul as state agencies take advantage of waiver provisions that help them skirt Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s executive order aimed at blocking them from taking some of the money.

Idaho is among states suing over the federal law. Otter’s order came after the end of the 2011 Legislature to underscore his official objections to some of the provisions passed by Congress, including to eventually force residents to buy health insurance come 2014 — or be fined.

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