Idaho Medicaid, Work Requirements And Why The Legislature Is Still In Boise

Apr 5, 2019

It’s not over yet. The Idaho Legislature still hasn’t wrapped up for the year.

Thursday, the Idaho House voted to add work requirements back into the Medicaid Expansion bill, which has been worked and re-worked several times. That issue and two bills to make getting a citizen initiative on the ballot harder have slowed the legislature down considerably this year.

Boise State Political Science Professor Gary Moncrief tells our Samantha Wright unlike 2009, there’s no concrete reason for this year’s session to go so long.

Gary and Samantha have a podcast called “Legislative Breakdown.” We pick apart the Idaho Legislature each week to find out how it affects YOU -- and this week we look at Medicaid, Initiatives, and two-headed camels.

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