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Medicaid Expansion Prospects Dim

Republicans on Friday dampened expectations about broadening Medicaid health care eligibility this year for poor Idaho residents, on the same grounds they balked in 2013: Before taking extra federal money, the existing system should be overhauled to encourage beneficiaries to take personal responsibility for their health. President Barack Obama's health care overhaul envisioned adding many low-income singles, among others, to the program, but the U.S. Supreme Court left the final decision up to states/John Allen, Associated Press. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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