Board member cancels exchange contract after outcry

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The former Idaho insurance exchange board member who was awarded a no-bid contract worth up to $375,000 has canceled the deal after some lawmakers said it was inappropriate.

Members of Your Health Idaho's board announced during a meeting Tuesday that Frank Chan canceled the contract on Monday.

Exchange director Amy Dowd struck the deal with Frank Chan last week. Chan quit his volunteer board post to take the $180-per-hour consulting contract to oversee the development of a state insurance enrollment system.

When news of the deal went public, two lawmakers said they thought it was inappropriate and should be canceled.