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Idaho Medicaid Advocates Respond To Federal Restrictions Request

Ethan Webber
Boise State Public Radio
Liz Woodruff (left) and Democratic Rep. Melissa Wintrow (right)

Last week, the federal government rejected a request from the state of Idaho to allow folks who are eligible for Medicaid expansion to instead stay on the state's health insurance exchange. The effort to get the waiver approved was led by Republican lawmakers. We talk with advocates for Medicaid expansion, including a Democratic lawmaker, who say the feds were right to reject the waiver. 

Be sure to tune in to Idaho Matters Sept. 5 at noon for an interview with Senate Pro-Tem Brent Hill (R-Rexburg). Hill signed a letter along with Gov. Brad Little and House Speaker Scott Bedke (R-Oakley) last week saying they plan to try again to get the waiver through the federal process. 

Have a question or comment for the show? Tweet @KBSX915 using #IdahoMatters.

Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.