The following information was issued by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare:
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) has activated Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) in accordance with IDAPA 16.02.09 – Crisis Standards of Care For Healthcare Entities. CSC ...
Gov. Brad Little said Idaho is nearing crisis in its hospitals as intensive care wings are nearly full of COVID-19 patients. On Tuesday, the governor repeatedly asked people who have not gotten the COVID-19 vaccine to do so during a brief announcement.
Gov. Brad Little says Idaho must remain in Stage-2 COVID-19 restrictions while asking citizens to take on the personal responsibility to help slow the spread of the virus before the state reaches a point where hospitals begin turning patients away.
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.