AN INITIATIVE TO PROVIDE THAT THE STATE SHALL AMEND ITS STATE PLAN TO EXPAND MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY TO CERTAIN PERSONS.
We are strongly against the expansion of Medicaid in the state of Idaho. As conservatives, we have always taken a certain pride in the fact that Idahoans are able and willing to take care of our own families, neighbors and friends. Looking to the federal government is contrary to conservatives values. The federal assistance is almost certain to decrease and the state would need to make up the difference. The state budgets are already tight, and it is likely that Idaho will struggle to meet the funding needs for education and other existing programs. Idaho can and should come up with its own solution to the healthcare funding crisis based on non-governmental intervention.
We recommend that you vote NO to Medicaid expansion
by: Lou Esposito