Health coverage for Medicaid gap population is right and moral thing to do

Part III of a Statesman series on uninsured Idahoans presents the moral argument for creating a policy to cover 78,000 of our neighbors “in the gap.” For previous segments of the series or to view a list of resources and links, go here.The Idaho Legislature goes by another name in its history and on its website: “The Idaho Citizen Legislature.” It takes pride in the fact that its members rise up out of the general population and represent everyone.So why have we adopted a health insurance system that excludes some and sends them on a painful path? “If we don’t cover people, we know that there are people out there who will live sicker and truly die younger,” said Dr. Ted Epperly, president and CEO of Family Medicine Residency of Idaho. Epperly testified to a legislative health care committee a few weeks ago. The committee will recommend a …
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