WE DID IT! Yesterday, Idahoans passed proposition 2, which expands Medicaid access to 62,000 low-income families, seniors and hardworking individuals. Residents who make up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level -- individuals making up to $17,000 a year, or a family of three making up to $29,000 a year -- will now have the access to care they deserve.
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In addition to improving health outcomes for low-income Idahoans, the passage of proposition 2 will help boost the state’s economy by bringing $400 million federal tax dollars back to Idaho from Washington D.C. to help pay for Medicaid expansion and create jobs. According to a fiscal analysis commissioned by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, proposition 2 will create an estimated 5,000 new jobs and a net savings of over $15 million a year by eliminating existing state programs for Idahoans who would be covered under Medicaid.
The American Heart Association Idaho Division was proud to work with its partners, the Close the Gap Idaho Network and Idahoans for Healthcare, to support Medicaid expansion and will continue to advocate for policies that put the health of Idaho’s residents first.
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