Stories tagged: Dan Schmidt
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
Eye on Boise: Former Sen. Schmidt says he’s decided against run for governor – at least for now
Former state Sen. Dan Schmidt, D-Moscow, a physician and outspoken advocate of improving health care in Idaho, says after much consideration, he’s decided against running for governor next year – …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016
Eye on Boise: Departing Idaho Sen. Dan Schmidt made his mark on budgets
When Sen. Dan Schmidt, D-Moscow, took the lead on crafting the state’s complex Health and Welfare budgets four years ago, there was a “very steep learning curve,” the longtime physician …
Thu., March 17, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
Idaho senator will give up state-paid health insurance until Legislature provides coverage for others
Sen. Dan Schmidt, D-Moscow, a physician who’s ardently advocated for expanding Idaho’s Medicaid program, announced Thursday that he’s giving up his state-paid health insurance because the state provides no coverage …
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 5:32 p.m.
Failure to expand Medicaid has resulted in nearly 1,000 deaths of Idahoans, doctor says
Idaho lawmakers are responsible for the deaths of close to 1,000 Idahoans in the past three years because they’ve refused to expand Medicaid, a doctor told a state Senate committee …
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
Expanded Medicaid in Idaho promoted in physician’s bills
Two bills to expand Medicaid in Idaho were introduced in the Idaho Senate on Friday, both as personal bills filed by Sen. Dan Schmidt, D-Moscow, a physician.
Fri., Jan. 15, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
Idaho sees health care savings due to state exchange
Lawmakers got proof Friday that Idaho’s state health insurance exchange is working, as they collected savings from the state’s Catastrophic Health Care program budget of nearly $29 million.
Wed., Jan. 22, 2014
Doctors say shortage looms in Idaho
BOISE – Idaho ranks 49th in the nation for its number of doctors per capita, and many of the state’s current doctors are expected to retire in the next few …
Wed., Jan. 15, 2014
Idaho re-examines Medicaid dental cuts
BOISE – When Idaho eliminated nonemergency adult dental coverage under its Medicaid program in 2011, it hoped to save money. But it didn’t. Instead, emergency room costs ballooned, with dental-related …
Sat., Jan. 11, 2014
Panel recommends pay hikes for Idaho workers
BOISE – Idaho lawmakers on a special legislative committee voted unanimously Friday to give state workers pay boosts averaging 2 percent next year, despite Gov. Butch Otter’s recommendation for no …
Sun., April 7, 2013
North Idaho strong in Legislature
BOISE – There was the freshman representative from Coeur d’Alene who led an insurrection among House GOP freshmen that changed the outcome of the session’s biggest issue: Gov. Butch Otter’s …
Sun., March 24, 2013
Eye on Boise: Lawmakers hear of Medicaid expansion’s upside
BOISE – Idaho’s House and Senate Health and Welfare committees heard rather stunning figures Friday, including this one: A University of Idaho economist estimates that Idaho’s economy would get a …