Stories tagged: medicaid
Sun., Jan. 12, 2020
For tens of thousands of Idahoans looking to get ahead, the 2020 legislative session may come down to two issues: the future of Medicaid expansion and education investments in our …
Sun., Dec. 29, 2019
Relying primarily on private health insurance results in high costs for everyone and shuts out those who can’t afford it but don’t qualify for government assistance.
Sun., Dec. 29, 2019
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, the region’s most important provider, is operating in the red. The real challenge, however, is much bigger than one hospital.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019
The Navajo Nation is seeking to become one of the first Native American tribes to create a managed health care entity.
Sun., Nov. 24, 2019
The Panhandle Health District, which covers the five northern Idaho counties, is helping to fill the gap for uninsured and Medicaid-insured children in the region.
Sun., Sept. 1, 2019
Unfortunately, the Idaho Legislature has diluted the original intent of Proposition 2, the Medicaid expansion initiative passed by more than 60% of the voters.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019
An effort to give low-income Idahoans a choice between public Medicaid coverage and private health insurance ran into a federal roadblock Thursday.
Mon., Aug. 12, 2019
The Trump administration announced Monday that it is moving ahead with one of its most aggressive steps to restrict legal immigration, denying green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, …
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019
A panel of Idaho lawmakers looking for ways to pay for the state’s expansion of Medicaid is considering eliminating county indigent health care funds, dipping into money collected from court …
UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019
A plan to give low-income Idahoans a choice between free government health care and subsidized private health insurance drew a lukewarm response at best during a public hearing in Lewiston …
Sun., June 23, 2019
Nebraska officials are laying the groundwork for the state’s voter-approved Medicaid expansion program, but many people who will eventually qualify now face a long and difficult wait.
Sun., May 26, 2019
A legislative interim committee has scheduled four meetings between now and November, with the first on June 17, to “evaluate the effectiveness of Medicaid eligibility expansion and its impact on …
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., March 29, 2019
Even though Idaho citizens voted by initiative to expand Medicaid after years of legislative resistance, legislative resistance has not gone away.
Wed., March 27, 2019
A federal judge blocked Medicaid work requirements in two states on Wednesday, dealing a blow to one of the Trump administration’s marquee efforts to push the poor toward self-sufficiency.
Mon., March 18, 2019
A new Medicaid expansion “sideboard” bill that would require some Medicaid recipients to work at least 20 hours a week is introduced in the Idaho House Health and Welfare Committee.
Mon., Feb. 11, 2019
Medicaid expansion in Idaho will be tracked as a stand-alone item so that lawmakers can see how much it’s costing and where the money is going.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019
The new federal rule requires health care providers to post prices for their procedures in spreadsheet form, part of an effort the Trump administration says is intended to improve transparency …
Thu., Jan. 3, 2019
Gov.-elect Brad Little said Thursday he’s committed to implementing a voter-approved expansion of Medicaid coverage but has concerns on the specifics of how it’s done.
Tue., Dec. 11, 2018
Target has agreed to pay nearly $3 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal and Massachusetts state law by submitting claims in violation of rules against Medicaid prescriptions …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018
The Supreme Court on Monday avoided a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood, over the dissenting votes …
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., Oct. 30, 2018
Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is supporting an expansion of Medicaid in the state.
Sun., Oct. 21, 2018
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers voted for a narrowly unsuccessful Republican plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system. She says it was in an effort to give states and patients …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2018
If enough Idaho voters tune in to the emerging facts, what they’ll find is that expanding Medicaid would be good for tens of thousands of uninsured Idaho residents – and …
Sat., July 28, 2018
Bernie Sanders and other politicians have been complaining about the risk of Medicare and Medicaid going bankrupt. Concern for insolvency is certainly real. According to forbes.com, it’s expected that by …
Wed., July 25, 2018
The Trump administration may have declared it over, but a new War on Poverty is coming anyways. It will be fought largely over the “work requirement” – should the government …
Tue., July 24, 2018
A state-commissioned actuarial study examining the potential costs and savings of Medicaid expansion, should Idaho voters approve it in November, concluded that there could be big savings for state and …
Tue., July 17, 2018
An initiative to expand Medicaid in Idaho has officially qualified for the November ballot, Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced on Tuesday morning.
Wed., July 4, 2018
U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg in Washington last week halted Kentucky’s first-in-the-nation experiment with Medicaid work requirements, ruling that the Trump administration glossed over potential coverage losses. He sent …