Eye On Boise

CAT fund budget set

The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee meets Tuesday. The panel voted unanimously to set a budget for the state's catastrophic health care fund that relies on an increase in counties' deductibles from $10,000 per case to $11,000 for the medically indigent, before addressing possible pay cuts for employees of universities.  (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)
The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee meets Tuesday. The panel voted unanimously to set a budget for the state's catastrophic health care fund that relies on an increase in counties' deductibles from $10,000 per case to $11,000 for the medically indigent, before addressing possible pay cuts for employees of universities. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

JFAC has voted unanimously to set a budget for the state catastrophic health care fund for next year that matches SB 1158, which reforms the program to both raise the deductible for counties from $10,000 per case to $11,000, and institute cost-saving measures. Now, they're on to a discussion of how to handle personnel funding cuts for higher ed.




You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Eye On Boise
Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Russell covers Idaho news from the state capitol in Boise and writes the Eye on Boise blog.

Follow Betsy online:








Close

Sections


Profile

Close

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
(800) 338-8801
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801