Idaho Medicaid preparing for 100,000 new eligibles

September 2010
State Health Watch;Sep2010, Vol. 17 Issue 9, p5
This article reports on the additional number of people who will be eligible for the Children's Health Insurance Program in Idaho when Medicaid is expanded under the health reform legislation in 2014. Idaho Medicaid expects that about 100,000 individuals will be added to the program. Leslie Clement, administrator of the Department of Health and Welfares Division of Medicaid, noted the high uninsured rate in the state. Clement warned about the impact of the new eligibles on the state's drug rebate program.


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