Medicaid waivers
MEDICAID – States findings of the Legislature and directs the Department of Health and Welfare to develop, apply for, and report on waivers for Medicaid and to develop work requirements for waivers.

RS31517 / HCR030

This resolution recognizes that Idahoans want to be self reliant when it comes to receiving health care benefits. But circumstances sometimes have consequences that interfere with that resilience and individuals find themselves in need of medical assistance. Helping these people gain back the independence they desire is what the Idaho Legislature is proposing in conjunction with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

The only cost for this proposal is the current status of individuals currently on Medicaid. It also asks for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to apply for the necessary waivers to allow working Idahoans to be able to choose between participating in Medicaid and private sector plans.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/26 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
02/26 Reported Printed and Referred to Health & Welfare
03/04 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
03/05 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
03/06 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day; objection
03/07 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar one legislative day
03/08 U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar until Monday, March 11, 2024
03/11 Read Third Time in Full – ADOPTED - 56-9-5
AYES – Alfieri, Andrus, Barbieri, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Cannon, Cheatum, Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Gallagher, Garner, Handy, Hawkins, Healey, Hill(McKnight), Holtzclaw, Horman, Kingsley, Lambert, Lanting, Manwaring, McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Mitchell, Monks, Nelsen, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Sauter, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber, Wheeler, Wisniewski, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Achilles, Berch, Burns, Chew(Beazer), Galaviz, Green, Necochea, Roberts, Rubel
Absent – Allgood, Dixon(24), Gannon, Mathias, Miller
Floor Sponsor - Vander Woude
Title apvd - to Senate
03/12 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
03/12 Introduced, read first time; referred to: Health & Welfare
03/15 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; to 10th order; held one legislative day
03/18 Read in full – ADOPTED - 19-15-1
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Cook, Den Hartog, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hartgen, Lakey, Lent, Okuniewicz, Ricks, Schroeder, Trakel, VanOrden, Winder
NAYS – Carlson, Foreman, Hart, Herndon, Just, Lenney, Nichols, Rabe, Ruchti, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews, Ward-Engelking, Wintrow, Zuiderveld
Absent and excused – Lee
Floor Sponsor - VanOrden
Title apvd - to House
03/19 Returned from Senate Passed; to JRA for Enrolling
03/19 Reported Enrolled; Signed by Speaker; Transmitted to Senate
03/20 Received from the House enrolled/signed by Speaker
03/20 Signed by President; returned to House
03/21 Returned Signed by the President; Ordered Transmitted to Secretary of State
03/21 Delivered to Secretary of State at 10:40 a.m. on March 21, 2024