On The Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Aug 30, 2019
  • Feds turn down Idaho Medicaid waiver
  • Idaho doctor uses rare heart surgery technique.
  • Building communities of hope for foster care.

-Federal officials have rejected Idaho’s request to allow people eligible for Medicaid expansion to instead stay on the state’s health insurance exchange. Governor Brad Little and legislative leaders say they are disappointed and they will try again. The Joint Democratic Caucus Leadership say Republican legislators are wasting taxpayer dollars on restrictions. Idaho Matters takes a closer look.

-Dr. Margot Vloka is a clinical electrophysiologist from the Saint Alphonsus Heart Institute. She recently became only the 13th person in the world, the 5th in the United States, and the 1st female doctor in the world to complete 1,000 minimally invasive heart arrhythmia procedures using the Sterotaxis advanced robotic technology. What does that mean for her patients?

-Local nonprofits will show the documentaryFoster” which focuses on the foster care system. Then they gather together to talk about how the system is working in our area and how they’re trying to build communities of hope. Idaho Matters finds out more.