Idaho Health Care Plan information sessions set Thursday, Dec. 7 in Pocatello and Monday, Dec. 11 in Coeur d’Alene

Informational, question-and-answer sessions are planned for Pocatello on Dec. 7 and Coeur d’Alene Dec. 11 to discuss the Idaho Health Care Plan, aimed at delivering better health care for Idahoans.

The first session will take place Dec. 7 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Portneuf Medical Center, 777 Hospital Way in Pocatello. The second session will meet Dec. 11 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Kootenai Health Resource Center, 2003 Kootenai Health Way in Coeur d’Alene. It will be in the center’s Fox Auditorium.

Additional informational sessions will be scheduled in the future.

The Idaho Health Care Plan creates a two-pronged, customized health care strategy to meet the needs of Idaho. The plan still requires federal and state legislative approval. Waiver authority applications have been submitted to the federal government asking for flexibility in Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act to make necessary changes to solve some of Idaho’s most pressing health care issues.

Chairman of the Governor’s Health Care Advisory Panel, Richard Armstrong; Lori Wolff, deputy director for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare; Dean Cameron, director of the Department of Insurance; and Pat Kelly, director of Your Health Idaho, will present an overview of the plan and then answer questions.

Formal public comments on the waiver will be accepted through Dec. 15, 2017 either online, or via email, or by U.S. mail to:

Division of Medicaid
Attn: Cindy Brock
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0009

Formal public comments also can be submitted in-person from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 in the 7th floor conference room Room 7A of the Pete T. Cenarrusa Office Building at 450 W State St. in Boise; from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the IDHW Region VI Office, Suite 230, 1070 Hiline Road, in Pocatello; and from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the IDHW Region I Office in the large conference room. The office is at 1120 Ironwood Drive, Coeur d’Alene.

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