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Idaho AG Vets Medicaid Expansion Proposal

The Idaho Attorney General's office has flagged a handful of concerns while vetting a proposal seeking to expand Medicaid coverage through a ballot initiative

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Election Night in Twin Falls & the Fall of Rome (Opinion)

You may not like my politics but some of you missed an opportunity to speak over me directly to voters.

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Company Terminates $70M Medicaid Transport Contract with Idaho

Officials with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare say the company tapped by the state to transport Medicaid patients for non-emergency services is ending its $70 million contract with the state.

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Advocates File Idaho Medicaid Expansion Ballot Initiative

Health advocates who have been stymied by Idaho's Republican-dominant Legislature to expand Medicaid have filed paperwork for a ballot initiative.

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Raul Labrador Offers Tax Plan for Idaho

The Republican spoke about health care, road construction and gasoline taxes.

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CNN Fake News Attacks Raul Labrador (Opinion)

Your leftist buddies in mainstream media are campaigning against Raul Labrador, again.

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Idaho Lawmaker Pulls $10M Medicaid Gap Bill

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The chairman of the House Health and Welfare Committee says his $10 million proposal to provide limited primary care services to Idahoans poorest doesn't have enough votes to pass a legislative hearing.

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Idaho Lawmakers Finalize Health Coverage Recommendations

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A small group of Idaho lawmakers say the Republican-dominated Legislature must find a way to provide health care to the state's low-income uninsured population in 2017.

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Lawmakers Agree to Disagree on Medicaid Alternatives

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A small group of Idaho lawmakers has agreed they won't be coming to a consensus on the best way to provide medical care to the estimated 78,000 Idahoans without health coverage after spending months reviewing the issue.

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Obamacare Collapses (Opinion)

When Bill Clinton criticizes Obamacare he isn’t calling for a return to a market based solution.  The conniving Clinton’s do nothing by accident...

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New Data Shows Idaho Has Low Hospital Readmission Rate

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — New federal data shows that Idaho Medicare patients are among the least likely to return to the hospital after being treated for certain ailments.

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Lawmakers to Take Public Testimony on Health Care Coverage

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho lawmakers tasked with fixing the state's so-called Medicaid gap will take public testimony later this month.

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Lawmakers Reviewing Possible Medicaid Expansion Options

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The small group of Idaho lawmakers currently examining how to provide medical care to the estimated 78,000 Idahoans without health coverage remains split on the best solution, with many echoing the long-standing opposition to a proposal that involves accepting federal funding.

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Otter: No Executive Action, Special Session for Medicaid Gap

BOISE, Idaho (AP) —Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says he will not take executive action to expand Medicaid in Idaho after the Legislature adjourned without passing legislation to deal with the problem.

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House Panel to Consider Proposal on Medicaid Gap Next Week

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A key House leader says a proposal will be introduced Monday to address the estimated 78,000 Idahoans who make too much to qualify for Medicaid but also don't qualify for health insurance subsidies.

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Idaho Senate Panel Listens to Medicaid Expansion Hearing

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Legislature's first-ever hearing on expanding Medicaid eligibility attracted hundreds of supporters Tuesday, but lawmakers declined to vote on whether to send the measure forward after listening to an hour of testimony.

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10/24/14 – Opinions on Optum For Idaho Medicaid Payments to Providers

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Jill Is Back…Rod Haynes with Medicare/Medicaid Info. KLIXcast

Jill has returned from here vacation back east somewhere! Find out what she was doing.

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Idaho’s Medicaid Payment System Better

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials scrutinizing Idaho's trouble-prone Medicaid claims processing system say it's now operating more efficiently than a year ago and that most outstanding payments have been recovered...

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Idaho Should Expand Medicaid says Panel

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and the Legislature should broaden Idaho's Medicaid program to cover more than 100,000 additional low-income residents, but insist on tying the expansion to a benefit program that improves care, boosts personal accountability and reduces costs...

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