Idaho Public Health Association
2014 Legislative Session Update
About IPHA Policy Intern
Hallie Ericson Pritchett has a Bachelors of Science in Global Health from the University of Washington. She is currently a Masters in Public Health candidate at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill as a part of the distance Public Health Leadership Program. She currently works in the public health field in Southeast Idaho. Throughout the 2014 Idaho Legislative Session Hallie will be tracking bills and public health related legislation. If you have any suggestions or comments on regarding these legislative updates please contact Hallie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Correction to January 13th Legislative Update:
In the 2014 State of the State Address, we reported [the Governor] "stated that due to the lack of stability with federal funding he has decided not to expand Medicare in 2014". This should be Medicaid, not Medicare.
Clarification to February 24th Legislative Update:
This legislative update included this statement:
“Earlier last week, a Senate Bill to drop the CAT fund and shift the money to community health centers did not pass the Senate Committee.”
IPCA testified against this bill, even though it would have moved monies saved from CAT to CHCs, for two reasons: (a) CHCs are not a replacement for services reimbursed through the catastrophic care system and (b) this bill would have diverted energy from the important Medicaid expansion discussion.
IPCA was reported in the Idaho Reporter as having favored the bill, and this has been corrected at IPCA request.
Legislative Update: March 3, 2014