Send a message to Idaho's Lawmakers: Expand Medicaid in Idaho
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Send a message to Idaho's Lawmakers: Expand Medicaid in Idaho

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      United Action for Idaho

There are about 100,000 low-income adults in Idaho who don’t currently qualify for Medicaid. Currently taxpayers cover their medical bills through the state’s Catastrophic Fund. Idaho could add 88,000 poor people to Medicaid under the Obamacare expansion, and 19,000 people already eligible under today's rules, but not enrolled, also may sign up for coverage. The state would spend an additional $261 million from 2013 to 2022 to cover these individuals and the federal government would send $3.7 billion to Idaho, a net financial gain for the state. It not just good policy, it's MATH!

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    • Tracy Mosier BOISE, ID
      • about 1 year ago

      EVERYONE needs coverage. Noone should go without!!

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    • Jana Warner CALDWELL, ID
      • over 1 year ago

      It is just the 2 of us, but once we have kids, I will now have the option to stay home for a few years and still have health coverage. I feel a sense of relief because of ACA. Spouse works for family business and no health insurance plan. I work too, no employer plan at this time. Medicaid expansion will help the working poor. Idaho just needs to do the right thing.

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    • Shayshoshewa Dawe BOISE, ID
      • over 1 year ago

      When we don't care for those who cannot care for themselves, how can we call ourselves civilized?

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    • nancy harper EMMETT, ID
      • over 1 year ago

      Idahoans deserve the same coverage as the rest of the US

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    • Judy Taylor BOISE, ID
      • over 1 year ago

      Every citizen needs health care. Medicaid can help do that.

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