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It’s official: Medicaid expansion will be on Idaho’s ballot

This is a really, really, really big deal… and proof that progress is possible even in the reddest of the states. “Medicaid expansion is coming to Idaho if the people have their way,” Daily Kos’ Joan McCarter reports. “Dozens of volunteers, led by Reclaim Idaho’s Emily Strizich, Luke Mayville, and Republican State Representative Christy Perry, officially delivered petition signatures Friday morning to put Medicaid expansion on this fall’s ballot.”