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Idaho becomes 2nd state to support scaled-back Medicaid expansion

April 11, 2019 / Paige Minemyer

Idaho’s governor has signed off on a scaled-back Medicaid expansion plan, making it the second state to retool what expansion might look like after a voter mandate.  Voters approved the expansion in Idaho and Utah last year, and Republican-led legislatures in these states have opted to take a “partial” approach to grow the program, which would offer coverage to fewer people and institute work requirements for those who are enrolling.  In Idaho, people making between 100% and 138% of the poverty level will be automatically enrolled in the state’s Affordable Care Act exchanges but will also be eligible to buy into Medicaid, reports the Idaho Statesman.