Episode Nine: Health Care And Redistricting

Mar 2, 2018

The Idaho Health Care Plan and redistricting: two of the big topics the Idaho Legislature dealt with this week.

The health care bill ground to an abrupt halt, with several Republicans calling it an expansion of Medicaid in Idaho. That move from lawmakers dealt a blow to Governor Butch Otter, who had been touting the plan around the country.

And legislators are also considering a new plan for how redistricting gets done in Idaho.

“One of the questions when you talk about redistricting is who gets to draw the lines? Now in a lot of states, it’s the legislature that does that,” says Moncrief.

Is it a good idea for lawmakers to draw the lines around their districts? And will Idaho’s system change? We’ll take a closer look.

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