Idaho to spend summer reviewing Medicaid gap, school funding, faith healing

June 16, 2016

Idaho's legislature finalized a list of hot button topics for state lawmakers to review ranging from health care, faith healing and public school funding. Panels will meet over the summer to find ways on how to provide health insurance for citizens who don't qualify for Medicaid. Another group of lawmakers will spend the summer studying the state's faith-healing exemption, noting Idaho law currently permits families to cite religious reasons for medical decisions without fear of being charged with neglect or abuse. Other panels will focus on Idaho's foster care, public school funding and natural resources.