Contact Us

Idaho House Adopts Required Changes to Medicaid

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The House approved federally-required changes to the state’s Medicaid program after a prolonged debate that could be a precursor to upcoming rancor over whether Idaho should adopt a state-based insurance exchange. Tuesday’s 48-21 vote allows Idaho to spend $7.2 million in mostly-federal money on its Medicaid readiness project, to implement changes required under President Obama’s 2010 health insurance overhaul.

The measure now heads to the Senate. Anytime anything related to “Obamacare” is up for a vote in Idaho, foes of the plan are ready for a fight. Republican Rep. Pete Nielsen of Mountain Home urged opposition, calling this one of those times when Idaho needed to start acting like a sovereign state. Supporters, however, pointed out Idaho risked losing millions in Medicaid funding if it didn’t agree to the changes.

More From News Radio 1310 KLIX

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newsradio1310.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Radio 1310 KLIX quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on News Radio 1310 KLIX quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!