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Public Policy & Advocacy

Closing the Gap

As you know Idahoans voted decisively to expand Medicaid in Idaho. As ACP members we have an opportunity to ensure that Medicaid is expanded in the most effective manner. The new legislators are currentlygetting settled in and reviewing the issues for the upcoming legislative session. Now is a great time to let them know our thoughts on Medicaid expansion. Many states have added additional regulations such as work requirements to Medicaid expansion. These regulations haveresulted in a reduction in the number of insured individuals and an increase in administrative costs. They have not been effective at increasing the workforce. Surveys have shown that having health coverage makes non-working individuals more likely to look for work and job maintenance easier for working individuals. Medicaid expansion needs to be implemented as voted by Idahoans without additional regulations.

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