Medicaid for Idaho

James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

It’s official: Idahoans will get to vote on whether the state should expand Medicaid coverage to low-income residents.

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James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

Activists hoping to expand Medicaid in Idaho say they turned in more than 70,000 signatures Friday to get the measure on the ballot in November.

James Dawson

The push to expand Medicaid to tens of thousands of Idahoans is one step closer to landing in the hands of voters. Ada County Deputy Clerk Phil McGrane says counties across the state have verified 58,000 signatures on an initiative to ask voters if they want to extend Medicaid eligibility to low-income residents.

James Dawson

Backers of a ballot initiative to force Idaho to expand Medicaid eligibility to low income individuals say they’ve turned in enough signatures to put the question to voters, though they still need to be validated.

James Dawson

The campaign to ask Idaho voters whether they want to expand Medicaid eligibility says it’s met a significant milestone.

James Dawson

It’s a brisk afternoon in January as canvassers hit Boise’s North End. Their goal? Roughly 56,000 signatures to expand access to Medicaid in Idaho.