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Panel discussion on delay of Idaho Medicaid expansion set Monday at Statehouse

Though Gov. Butch Otter has put the topic off for a second year, the conversation continues about whether to expand Medicaid to about 100,000 more Idahoans. The Idaho Jobs Coalition is hosting a forum titled, “The High Cost of Low

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2014 Idaho Medicaid expansion hinges on hard work, new lawmakers

Gov. Butch Otter said last week that building consensus over time was critical to convincing lawmakers to enact a state-run health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act this year. Prospects for expanding Medicaid to about 100,000 low-income Idahoans in

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Idaho Dems urge weekend campaign on Medicaid expansion to save taxpayers $478 million

Idaho Democratic Party Chairman Larry Kenck says Republicans in the Legislature are scared¬† to take up Medicaid expansion bills because they fear “blowback from their ‘return to the gold standard’ faction.” With Friday’s hoped-for adjournment dashed by Wednesday’s Senate defeat

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Idaho Democrats’ last-gasp move for Medicaid expansion and $478 million in tax relief fails

House Minority Leader John Rusche, D-Lewiston, took the rare step of using a parliamentary move to force a committee chairman to hold a hearing on legislation against his will. His gambit failed Monday morning, when House Health and Welfare Committee Chairman

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