Senate Bill 1204 — Medicaid expansion waivers

Phil Haunschild 2019 Senate bill ratings

Bill description: SB 1204 would establish work requirements for Medicaid expansion enrollees, would allow enrollees above the poverty line to receive coverage on the private market, and make other amendments to Medicaid Expansion. Rating: +3 This legislation would require individuals to volunteer or work for at least 20 hours per week or to attend school part-time.  The legislation would also …

House Bill 277 — Medicaid expansion sideboards

Phil Haunschild 2019 House bill ratings

Bill description: House Bill 277 would establish cost-control measures around the Medicaid program to help keep the program from ballooning out of control. Rating: +4 Does it increase government redistribution of wealth? Examples include the use of tax policy or other incentives to reward specific interest groups, businesses, politicians, or government employees with special favors or perks; transfer payments; and …

House Bill 271 — First-time homebuyers

Phil Haunschild 2019 House bill ratings

Bill description: HB 271 would allow individuals to save up to $3,000 per year tax-free, to put toward the cost of purchasing a home in Idaho. Rating: -1 Does it directly or indirectly create or increase any taxes, fees, or other assessments? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce any taxes, fees, or other assessments? HB 271 would allow individuals who …

House Bill 275 — Short-term health insurance plans

Phil Haunschild 2019 House bill ratings

Bill description: HB 275 would allow for renewable short-term health insurance plans with fewer regulations than full-coverage health plans. Rating: +1 Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate activities in the free market? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce government intervention in the market? Under current law, insurers can offer short-term health …

House Bill 259 — Marketplace facilitators

Phil Haunschild 2019 House bill ratings

Bill description: HB 259 would require all marketplace facilitators, such as eBay, to remit sales taxes to the state on goods sold into Idaho. Rating: 0 Does it directly or indirectly create or increase any taxes, fees, or other assessments? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce any taxes, fees, or other assessments? HB 259 would require a marketplace facilitator, such …

Senate Bill 1065 — Transportation project bonding authority

Phil Haunschild 2019 Senate bill ratings

Bill description: Senate Bill 1065 would allow the state Department of Transportation to take out bonds for the Transportation Expansion and Congestion and Mitigation Program. Rating: -1 Does it increase government spending (for objectionable purposes) or debt? Conversely, does it decrease government spending or debt? The Transportation Expansion and Congestion Mitigation (TECM) program was established in 2017 to “finance projects …