The House has voted 38-29 in favor of SB 1190, the budget for Medicaid for next year. There was little debate, but some members expressed disdain for “Obamacare,” and elements within the budget that are required because of the passage of the national law; many more voted no. The budget bill, which earlier passed the Senate on a 24-10 vote, now goes to the governor’s desk. Had this measure failed, it could have been as big an obstacle to ending the legislative session as last week’s rejection of the public schools budget.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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