Idaho House Alters Bill to Remove People from Medicaid
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho House has amended Medicaid expansion legislation to remove recipients from Medicaid coverage if they fail to meet work requirements.
Lawmakers made the changes Thursday to the legislation received from the Senate as the two chambers attempt to reach a compromise that can win the approval of Republican Gov. Brad Little.
A Senate committee previously killed legislation originating in the House that kicked people off Medicaid for failing to meet work requirements.
The House next has to vote on the amended version of the bill. If it passes, it will head back to the Senate to see if that chamber agrees with the changes.
Voters authorized Medicaid expansion with an initiative in November that passed with 61% after years of inaction by the Legislature.