Stories tagged: medicaid expansion
Sat., Nov. 23, 2019
Rep. Scott Bedke, Rep. Megan Blanksma, Rep. Mike Moyle and Rep. Jason Monks: Our Medicaid expansion is throwing thousands off their insurance
As it currently stands, good Idahoans will lose their coverage to yet another undisclosed consequence of the Medicaid expansion promoted by out-of-state funding and interests.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019
Idaho officials say all waivers for restrictions state lawmakers added to voter-approved Medicaid expansion will likely be submitted by December to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for …
Sat., May 18, 2019
Join me in spreading the word about how health coverage can lift up Idaho families and our economies and make sure your friends and neighbors in the gap know to …
Fri., April 5, 2019
The Idaho Senate on Friday approved Medicaid expansion legislation by passing a compromise bill that’s now headed to Republican Gov. Brad Little for his consideration.
Fri., March 29, 2019
Even though Idaho citizens voted by initiative to expand Medicaid after years of legislative resistance, legislative resistance has not gone away.
Tue., Dec. 4, 2018
The Idaho Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging the legality of Medicaid expansion, which was approved by voters in November with more than 60 percent of the …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018
Idaho voters have approved the expansion of Medicaid coverage to potentially more than 60,000 low-income adults across the state.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018
Idaho is one of four Republican-leaning states where voter initiatives to expand Medicaid are on the Nov. 6 ballot.
UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018
Luke Mayville was a junior at Sandpoint High School when the 9/11 attacks happened in September of 2001, and his English teacher, Marianne Love, encouraged the quiet, high-performing student to …
UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018
Backers of the Medicaid expansion initiative announced Monday that they have more than enough signatures to get the measure on the November ballot in Idaho.
UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018
Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador said Thursday that if the state’s voters both elect him governor and pass the initiative to expand Medicaid in Idaho, he’d consider working to overturn the …
Fri., April 20, 2018
An effort to expand Medicaid in Idaho through a citizens initiative is coming down to the wire, with about 5,000 qualified signatures still needed before the May 1 deadline.
Sun., March 25, 2018
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: Mon., March 19, 2018
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: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018
An Idaho senator filed a personal bill Friday to expand Medicaid in Idaho, saying lawmakers need to keep that idea in mind even as they consider other options.
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017
The backlog in processing applications for expanded Medicaid coverage is costing the state millions, state audit report says.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 11, 2017
Idaho health officials are taking another crack at addressing the state’s Medicaid gap, with a new approach that would close part of the gap.
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017
The Idaho Senate debated and rejected Medicaid expansion on Thursday, as Senate Democrats pushed the plan in an amendment.
UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017
Time may be running out – forever – for Idaho to ever have the opportunity to provide comprehensive coverage for the gap population.
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017
Idaho lawmakers have just finished a full week of hearings on health and human services budgets, and while major changes and initiatives are underway in some areas, there was little …
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016
Now is the most efficacious time for Idaho to expand Medicaid. Get the working poor and disabled on the rolls this year so any continued program designed by Congress will …
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016
A legislative working group that held months of meetings and hearings voted unanimously on Tuesday to call for the 2017 Idaho Legislature to take action to address the state’s health …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016
The work of examining alternatives to close Idaho’s health coverage gap isn’t over.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2016
Idaho lawmakers on a special committee examining options for addressing the state’s health coverage gap met most of the day Monday without reaching any consensus, but the panel’s co-chairs say …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016
Idaho’s all-GOP congressional delegation split down the middle late last week as the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed a continuing resolution to fund the government – avoiding a government shutdown …
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016
Even after months of hearings, overwhelmingly positive public comments and stacks of statistics showing Idaho would save millions, some state lawmakers remain reluctant to accept federal Medicaid expansion funds to …
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016
WASHINGTON – A government report finds that the cost of expanding Medicaid to millions more low-income people is increasing faster than expected, raising questions about a vital part of President …
Fri., June 17, 2016
Idaho’s top House and Senate leaders expressed optimism Friday that a new legislative panel can help state lawmakers resolve their differences and find a way to cover the 78,000 Idahoans …
Mon., March 28, 2016
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter said Monday that he was “a little disappointed” state lawmakers took no action to close the state’s health coverage gap, but said he won’t call a …
Thu., March 17, 2016
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 …