Butch Otter

Otter defends Little's involvement in state health care plan

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter on Thursday defended Lt. Gov. Brad Little's involvement in a plan to reduce health care coverage for Idahoans.

Little is currently running as a Republican candidate in the high-profile race for governor now that Otter isn't pursuing a fourth term. Earlier this year, Little signed an executive order with Otter to permit insurance companies to sell cheap policies that don't include key provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

Otter told reporters that any concerns Little is using the plan to benefit his campaign are only being raised by opponents and the media.

"I'm stumping for the lieutenant governor all the time," Otter said...