Idaho voters approve Medicaid expansion for low-income adults

Idaho voters approve Medicaid expansion for low-income adults
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Idaho voters on Tuesday approved a measure expanding Medicaid coverage to thousands of low-income adults in the state.

Supporters turned to a ballot initiative after years of failing to get expansion through the Republican-controlled state legislature.

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The campaign got a boost this past week when Gov. Butch Otter (R) endorsed expansion.

Supports say the measure would expand coverage to 62,000 low-income adults making 138 percent or less of the federal poverty level — about $17,000 for an individual and $25,000 for a family of four.