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Otter vetoes gap ‘trailer’ bill

A “trailer” funding measure for the health-care bill that died on the final day of this year’s legislative session was vetoed by Gov. Butch Otter today. HB 650 would have transferred $400,000 from the state general fund and $5 million from the Millennium Fund, which comes from tobacco settlement proceeds, next year to pay for data collection on Idaho’s gap population and grants to the state’s community health centers to step up services to that group of Idahoans, estimated at 78,000, who make too little to qualify for subsidized insurance through Idaho’s state exchange but too much to qualify for Medicaid/Betsy Russell, SR. More here.

Question: Can someone give a good explanation re: what just happened here?



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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