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Eye On Boise Dick Armstrong archive

THURSDAY, SEPT. 14, 2017

MONDAY, SEPT. 11, 2017

Dick Armstrong, the recently retired director of Idaho’s Department of Health and Welfare, is championing a new approach to closing Idaho’s health coverage gap. (State of Idaho)

Idaho eyeing new approach on health coverage gap 13 

Idaho health officials are taking another crack at addressing the state’s Medicaid gap. But unlike prior efforts to simply expand Medicaid or design special programs for low-income Idahoans, the new plan would help the middle class by getting health insurance rate hikes under control, its proponents say. In its fiscal 2018 budget request...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017

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MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016


Idaho Health & Welfare Director Dick Armstrong addresses lawmakers on Wednesday (Betsy Z. Russell)

Armstrong on why PCAP failed... 

Rep. John VanderWoude, R-Nampa, asked state Health & Welfare Director Dick Armstrong why the governor’s PCAP primary care proposal died last year. Amid some laughter – Armstrong was the plan’s chief architect and proponent – he told the Legislature’s joint interim working group on the...

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