Health Care

Idaho's Medicaid Gap Population Drops
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.
Self-insurance Proposal Could Save Idaho $13M
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 …
Indigent Costs Expected to Rise
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho counties rely on local property taxes and money from the state's general fund to cover the catastrophic medical costs of poor residents who can't pay their medical bills. The Spokesman-Review reports those costs have ballooned over the past decade, jumping f…
Gov. Otter’s Health Care Panel Set to Meet
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The panel appointed to scrutinize whether Idaho should expand Medicaid coverage to include more low-income people meets for the first time Monday. Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter appointed the 15-member group last month, along with a separate panel that's looking into whether t…

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