This July marks the anniversary of when supporters turned in their gathered signatures for Medicaid expansion. Though the expansion was approved by Idaho voters last fall, Medicaid Expansion has yet to take place in the Gem State.
Idaho voters approved statewide Medicaid expansion via a ballot initiative last November. Republican lawmakers tried to overturn its passage in the last session, going as far as to try to rewrite ballot initiative procedures. On Idaho Matters, we update the efforts to fill Idaho's health insurance gap with Reclaim Idaho's Jeremy Gugino.
State representatives Christy Perry (R-11B) and John Vander Woude (R-22A) and Democratic candidate for the house seat in District 26 (Fairfield) Muffy Davis discuss Medicaid expansion with Idaho Matters on Thursday, July 19, 2018.
After Medicaid expansion failed to pass the Idaho legislature during the last session, the grassroots organization Reclaim Idaho gathered and submitted 56,192 signatures from Idahoans - enough to get the issue on the ballot as a voter initiative in the Novemeber election.