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MEDICAID: A big win for all Idaho

| May 15, 2024 1:00 AM

It was a great day for many in our state when the Idaho Legislature adjourned and not only left Medicaid expansion in place — as clearly intended by Idaho voters — but actually extended benefits to new mothers for a year postpartum.

After some talk earlier in the session about “fixing” the program — though it is not in any way broken — it seems like most lawmakers listened to the many, many voters who let them know how important the program is to keep Idaho healthy and thriving into the future. I hope this trend continues.

PATRICK HANLON

Coeur d’Alene