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.
A proposal to reduce Idaho's health coverage gap is headed to the House floor for debate. House Health and Welfare Committee members spent several hours Wednesday hearing public testimony before voting 7-5 to advance the proposal.
Idaho's legislative budget writers approved about $3 million for treating inmates with severe liver disease as well as half a million dollars to add 99 beds to the state's prison system as inmate populations continue to rise amid rapid state growth.
State lawmakers are moving forward with a plan to reduce Idaho's health coverage gap. A house committee introduced legislation on Monday that would allow the state to seek two federal waivers to the Affordable Care Act.
Health care experts say switching state workers to a self-insurance model could save roughly $13 million in its first year of implementation. The amount is smaller than the state's previous estimates that boasted savings as high as $60 million within the first three years. Idaho lawmakers have …
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