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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will let insurance carriers reinstate coverage for thousands of people who were due to have policies canceled under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter said Tuesday he’s asked insurance carriers to consider reinstating coverage for individuals and small businesses.

But Otter said he won’t require it because he’s “not going to tell them how to run their business.”

Amid criticism last month over canceled policies, President Obama said he’d allow insurance companies to keep selling old plans to people for another year — even if the coverage didn’t meet requirements of PPACA.

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