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Testimony: 'Working poor should not be penalized'

Here’s more of the testimony at today’s health coverage gap hearing: Clella Steinke, mother-in-law of Jenny Steinke, an eastern Idaho woman who died of complications from asthma while she had no health coverage, told the lawmakers, “No one wants to die at 36 years. No...

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Testimony: 'The Legislature should listen'

Among those testifying to lawmakers on the health coverage gap this afternoon: Susan Souvenir, who is medical office manager for her husband, Dr. David Souvenir, in Coeur d’Alene, said he is the only board-certified infectious disease specialist in the Idaho Panhandle. They frequently see patients...

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Pfister: 'So-called gap population needs work, not welfare' 

The final presentation to lawmakers on the health coverage gap working group today is another Idaho Freedom Foundation-backed presentation, from Gregg Pfister, legislative relations director for the Foundation for Government Accountability. He told the panel, “These people need work, not welfare. A full time minimum-wage...

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On Medicaid reimbursement rates and expansion... 

As lawmakers questioned Cory Surber and Tim Heinze of the Close the Gap Coalition, Rep. John VanderWoude, R-Nampa, noted that before the national health care reform law passed, lawmakers frequently heard complaints from medical providers about the reimbursement rates under Medicaid. “If the reimbursement rate...

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Surber: IFF claims 'not maybe based in fact'  12 

Corey Surber, director of state advocacy for St. Alphonsus, is beginning this morning’s presentation to lawmakers from the Close the Gap Coalition, but first she took some time to address some of the claims already made to lawmakers this morning. “So far this morning, you...

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