Idaho lawmakers met Friday to review funding options for Medicaid. With one federal application having been rejected, will the revised October 2019 submission make the cut? Boise State Public Radio's James Dawson joins Idaho Matters to analyze the future of Medicaid expansion.
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.
Sam Sandmire and Luke Mayville of Reclaim Idaho and state representative Muffy Davis (D-Ketchum) discuss efforts to expand Medicaid with Idaho Matters on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
Medicaid expansion in Idaho passed by a voter initiative in November. Advocates are calling for its implementation while opponents are holding it up in the courts and the statehouse. We'll get the latest on the effort to close the health insurance gap in the Gem State.
Medicaid expansion, a new Governor, prison overcrowding and the budget. Those are just some of the topics we take on during our 2019 Idaho Legislative Preview. Host Gemma Gaudette talks with Dr. Jasper LiCalzi, professor at the College of Idaho and Jaclyn Kettler from Boise State University about the upcoming session.
HuffPost reporter Jonathan Cohn talks about Boise State Public Radio's upcoming panel discussion on Medicaid expansion with Idaho Matters on Thursday, October 11, 2018.
We preview an upcoming panel discussion about Proposition 2 - Idaho's Medicaid expansion proposal. The conversation will take place Thursday, October 11 at 6 p.m. at the Yanke Family Research Building and will include Panelists will include state Rep. Christy Perry, the co-chair of Idahoans for Healthcare; House Majority Caucus Chairman John Vander Woude; community member Donna Scranton; and HuffPost senior reporter Jonathan Cohn. The discussion will be moderated by James Dawson of Boise State Public Radio and is part of Huffpost's 'Listen to America' RV tour.
One of the biggest decisions Idahoans will make in the upcoming Nov. 6 election is whether or not to expand Medicaid. Boise State Public Radio News has been following the initiative over the last several months. The ballot initiative has also garnered national attention, including from the journalists at HuffPost. Please join HuffPost and Boise State Public Radio for this conversation about health care in Idaho.
In November, Idaho voters will head to the polls to decide on whether or not Medicaid coverage should be expanded to include some 51,000 people who currently don’t qualify. Despite his party opposing the proposition, Republican gubernatorial candidate Brad Little says he’ll enforce the will of the people.
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Reclaim Idaho co-founder Luke Mayville discusses the mission of the organization's Medicaid Express Bus with Idaho Matters on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.
Earlier this year, more than 60,000 Idahoans signed a petition to put Medicaid expansion on the November ballot. Now the group Reclaim Idaho wants to convince a majority of voters to support the expansion.
Reclaim Idaho has been collecting signatures for months in an effort to get Idaho to expand its Medicaid coverage. The petition to place expansion on the November ballot as a voter initiative was submitted yesterday with the requisite 60,000 signatures.
The estimated number of Idahoans who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid has dropped at least 20 percent over the past four years and possibly as much as 35 percent, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare said Monday.