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Medicaid Expansion

Medicaid Expansion in Idaho

In November 2018, voters passed a proposition to expand Medicaid in Idaho. The goal of Medicaid expansion is to provide Medicaid coverage to individuals with incomes up to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level.

The Department of Health and Welfare will build the communication, training, processes, and automation to support open enrollment, which is scheduled to start November 1. Although applications can be submitted beginning in November, Medicaid coverage will not be effective until January 1, 2020.  


Medicaid Expansion Timeline

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