Medicaid expansion: A fiscal train wreck headed for Idaho

Medicaid expansion: A fiscal train wreck headed for Idaho

by
Fred Birnbaum
January 28, 2019
Fred Birnbaum
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January 28, 2019

Last year, the debate about whether to expand Medicaid, through Proposition 2, was devoid of discussion
about the growth of traditional Medicaid in Idaho. The true cost of expansion was not discussed either.
Prop 2’s ballot language failed to include a cost for expansion nor possible funding mechanisms.

Let’s review the expansion of Medicaid over the last two decades to give us a sense of what is to
come.

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