Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter’s workgroup to study a possible Medicaid expansion meets tomorrow at the State Capitol.
The Governor has to decide by early November whether he’ll expand Medicaid eligibility for low-income adults earning up to 138 percent of the poverty line. The expansion is a key element of the federal health care reform law.
The agenda also highlights three possible courses of action that will be discussed:
- No Medicaid Expansion: Continue Indigent/CAT Fund Program as currently designed
- No Medicaid Expansion: Indigent Program Redesign
- Medicaid Expansion
Audio of the meeting will be live web-streamed and the Department of Health and Welfare plans to tweet key points of the day’s meeting. You can follow along @IDHW.
The meeting is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in room EW-40 of the State Capitol.