BOISE, Idaho (AP) — To start the 2012 Legislature, many predicted an Idaho insurance exchange would be a key issue to be resolved before lawmakers left Boise.

But what started as a bang is ending with a whisper.

Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill said Friday he doesn't see an exchange as part of the "going-home package."

The exchange was envisioned by President Obama's 2010 health care overhaul as an online shop for people to compare and buy insurance.

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