Republicans dampened expectations about broadening Medicaid eligibility this year, saying they want to overhaul Idaho's existing system to encourage beneficiaries to take more responsibility.
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill told reporters Friday taking more federal money without revamping government-backed health care for the poor and disabled wasn't acceptable.
President Obama's health care overhaul envisioned adding more low-income single people to the entitlement program, but the U.S. Supreme Court left the decision up to states.