HEALTHCARE

Close the Gap

Currently 78,000 Idahoans are without health insurance. They fall into a gap that prevents them from qualifying for Medicaid or from receiving subsidies to buy insurance on the exchange. The state and counties are paying tens of millions a year in catastrophic costs for this population. Expansion of Medicaid has been recommended by the governor's task force and passed the Senate, only to die in the House. Idahoans deserve better.