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Labrador equates Otter’s failed Idaho Health Care Plan with ‘Medicaid expansion’

Oddly, GOP gubernatorial candidate Raul Labrador sent out a statement last week headlined, “Labrador praises conservatives in the Idaho Legislature for rejecting Medicaid expansion,” saying of the Idaho Health Care …


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

Idaho’s House rejects another health care bill, a day after dramatic showdown

House Democrats mounted a final effort to do something for at least some of those who fall into Idaho’s health coverage gap on Thursday, when Minority Leader Mat Erpelding, D-Boise, …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018

Idaho health care gap bill once again pulled from House, despite tearful opposition

For the second time this year – and after six straight years of inaction – the Idaho House on Wednesday sent the governor’s health coverage gap bill back to committee, …


UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018

Rep. Perry gets Otter’s health-gap coverage bill revived for possible full House vote

In a surprise move Monday, an Idaho House committee revived Gov. Butch Otter’s “Idaho Health Care Plan” proposal and sent the dual-waiver measure to the full House for debate.


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

Idaho’s health coverage gap still unaddressed as lawmakers push toward adjournment

Health care advocates rallied at the Idaho Capitol on Thursday, calling for lawmakers to take back up Gov. Butch Otter’s health coverage gap proposal, which was pulled from the House …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018

Otter’s health coverage gap bill pulled

Gov. Butch Otter’s dual-waiver Idaho Health Care Plan was pulled from the Idaho House on Tuesday without a vote and sent back to committee, a dramatic defeat for Otter and …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018

Idaho’s catastrophic health care program sees jump in cases

Caseloads for Idaho’s Catastrophic Health Care Fund have taken a sharp upturn this year, and they’re expected to continue to rise as more Idahoans are priced out of health insurance …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018

Idaho House panel backs health gap coverage plan after emotional hearing

For the first time, an Idaho House committee has voted in favor of a plan to provide coverage to some of those in Idaho’s health coverage gap.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018

Idaho’s latest plan to address part of health coverage gap clears first legislative hurdle

Legislation to allow Idaho’s state government to seek two federal waivers aimed at covering roughly half of the Idahoans who now fall into a health coverage gap and also cutting …


Coeur d’Alene meetings to draw input on Idaho health reform proposal

Idaho’s latest plan to address the state’s health coverage gap will be addressed in two public sessions in Coeur d’Alene, including an informational session on Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 …