State health care information for the criminal justice system

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For a glossary of important terms in this profile, review the Key Terms for State Health Care Information for Criminal Justice Systems.

Basic Information on Health Reform in Idaho

Idaho has not expanded Medicaid coverage to low-income adults, as of January  2015.[i]  Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Plan) are safety net health benefit programs available in Idaho.[ii]

Health Insurance Exchange Information: Idaho is operating a state-based health insurance exchange. Visit Your Health Idaho to compare plans that can be purchased on the exchange and take advantage of federal tax subsidies that may apply.

Eligibility and Enrollment: People in Idaho can apply for and enroll in Medicaid or CHIP any time of year and coverage can begin immediately. They can purchase and enroll in marketplace plans during the annual open enrollment period, which begins November 15th of each year and extends through February 15th.  If they meet certain criteria, such as having been released from custody in the last 90 days, they may be able to enroll in private coverage outside the open enrollment period. There are three ways to see if they meet eligibility requirements and to apply for or enroll in these benefits:

1) They can access Idaho’s online application for free or low cost health benefits.[iii]

2) They can access free, in-person help.[iv]

3) They can call the toll-free number for customer support (1-855-944-3246).[v]

 

Idaho Medicaid and Health Insurance Link

Link to the state Medicaid agency website for more information on Medicaid and for application forms to download and print[vi]

Link to important contact information and the Medicaid helpline (-877-456-1233)[vii]

Link to a map Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Regional Offices and contact information[viii]

Link to a summary of Idaho’s basic eligibility guidelines[ix]

Link to information on Idaho’s Medicaid State Plan[x]

Link to information on what is covered by Idaho Medicaid  [xi]

Link to an organizational chart of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare[xii]                                          

Link to contact information for the state Medicaid director[xiii]

Link to information for Medicaid providers and handbooks[xiv]

 

Where do you apply for coverage on Idaho’s health insurance exchange? To apply for coverage visit Your Health Idaho.[xv]

Where can you find help to enroll in health coverage and answers to questions? Link to enrollment help[xvi]

 

State Health Information

How many people in Idaho are eligible to participate?  According to the Kaiser Foundation State specific data, 14% (226,500) of Idaho’s population was uninsured in 2013.[xvii] The total number of potential marketplace participants is 217,000.[xviii]

How many are enrolled so far? 90,567 individuals have selected a marketplace plan, as of January 2015.[xix]

How many of the state’s uninsured population are eligible for Medicaid?  29,000 of Idaho’s uninsured are eligible for Medicaid, as of January 2015; only 3,000 of them are adults.[xx]

Is Idaho a Medicaid health home state? Yes, link to information on health homes in Idaho.[xxi]

Who are the health committee chairs in the state legislature?

House: Rep. Fred Wood (R)  chairs the House Health and Welfare Committee.[xxii]

Senate: Sen. Lee Heider (R-District 24) chairs the Senate Health and Welfare Committee.[xxiii]

 

Other Related Information for Idaho

Link to information on the Idaho Department of Corrections [xxiv]

Link to Department of Health and Welfare substance abuse services

Link to Department of Health and Welfare mental health services[xxv]

Link to the Mental Health Providers Association of Idaho to get information about Idaho’s mental health and substance use disorder service providers

 

General Information and Useful Links

Kaiser Family Foundation offers information on health reform in each state:

Link to specific health data and insurance coverage information for Idaho [xxvi]

Link to a calculator for possible subsidies available to people who purchase coverage on the exchanges [xxvii]

Link to information about health insurance exchanges in each state [xxviii]

 

Government websites that offer useful information on health reform:

InsureKidsNow.gov offers general information on the CHIP program.[xxix]

Healthcare.gov offers links to local enrollment help and information on coverage for incarcerated people and answers to questions about health benefits.[xxx]

Medicaid.gov offers general information on the Medicaid program and a breakdown of mandatory benefits all plans must include. [xxxi]

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offers an online directory of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in each state that offer free or low cost care.[xxxii]

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) offers a directory of substance abuse and mental health treatment facilities in each state at: SA-Treatment Facility Locator and at: MH-Treatment Facility Locator.[xxxiii]

SAMHSA also offers the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities, which has information on substance abuse treatment facilities by state, the types of programs available, and services they offer for justice-involved populations.[xxxiv]

 

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[i] See Medicaid.gov, Medicaid by State, Idaho, last viewed on January 2, 2015, at 2:35 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-State/idaho.html.

[ii] See supra at 352.

[iii] See Your Health Idaho, last viewed on January 2, 2015 at 2:40 p.m., https://www.yourhealthidaho.org/.

[iv] See Your Health Idaho, Find Help Near You, last viewed on January 2, 2015 at 2:40 p.m., https://idahohix.yourhealthidaho.org/hix/broker/search?anonymousFlag=Y.

[v] See supra at 324.

[vi] See Idaho.gov, Health and Welfare, Medicaid, last viewed on January 2, 2015 at 2:57 p.m., http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Default.aspx?TabId=123.

[vii] See Idaho.gov, Health and Welfare, About Medicaid, last viewed on January 2, 2015 at 3:04 p.m., http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Default.aspx?TabId=123.

[viii] See Idaho.gov, Contact Us, Regional Offices, last viewed on January 2, 2015 at 3:05 p.m., http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/ContactUs/tabid/127/Default.aspx.

[ix] See CMS, State Medicaid and CHIP Income Eligibility Standards, (For MAGI Groups, based on state decisions as of July 1, 2014), last viewed on January 2, 2015, at 3:06 p.m. (Provides data for all 50 states.)

[x] See Medicaid.gov, State Resources, Medicaid State Plan Amendments, last viewed on January 2, 2015, at 3:09 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/State-Resource-Center/Medicaid-State-Plan-Amendments/Medicaid-State-Plan-Amendments.html?filterBy=Idaho (Provides State Plan Amendments and Summaries).

[xi] See Idaho.gov, Department of Health and Welfare, Services Covered by Medicaid, last viewed on January 2, 2015 at 3:11 p.m.: http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Medical/Medicaid/ServicesCoveredbyMedicaid/tabid/703/Default.aspx.

[xii] See Idaho.gov, Department of Health and Welfare, Organizational Chart, last viewed on January 2, 2015 at 3:15 p.m., http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Portals/0/AboutUs/Organization/DHW%20organization%20chart.pdf.

[xiii] See National Association of Medicaid Directors, About Us, State Directors, last viewed on January 2, 2015, at 3:16 p.m., http://medicaiddirectors.org/about/state-directors. (Includes contact information for the State Medicaid Director of all 50 states.)

[xiv] See Idaho.gov, Department of Health and Welfare, Medicaid Providers, last viewed on January 2, 2015 at 3:20 p.m., http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Providers/MedicaidProviders/tabid/214/Default.aspx.

[xv] See Your Health Idaho, last viewed on January 2, 2015 at 3:40 p.m., http://www.yourhealthidaho.org.

[xvi]See Your Health Idaho, Find Help Near You, last viewed on January 2, 2015 at 3:40 p.m., https://www.yourhealthidaho.org/enrollment-resources/consumer-assistance-locator/.

[xvii] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, Health Insurance Coverage of the Total Population, last viewed on January 2, 2015 at 3:30 p.m., http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/total-population/?state=ID.

[xviii] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Marketplace Statistics, last viewed on January 2, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-marketplace-statistics/.

[xix] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Marketplace Statistics, last viewed at January 2, 2015, at 3:35 p.m., http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/state-marketplace-statistics/.

[xx] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, State Profiles: How Will the Uninsured Fare Under the Affordable Care Act?, last viewed on January 2, 2015, at 3:37 p.m.:  http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/state-profiles-uninsured-under-aca-idaho/.

[xxi] See Medicaid.gov, Approved Health Home State Plan Amendments, last viewed on January 2, 2015 at 3:45 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/state-resource-center/medicaid-state-plan-amendments/downloads/id/id-12-0009-hhspa.pdf.

[xxii] See Idaho.gov, State Legislature, House, Committees, last viewed on January 2, 2015 3:50 p.m., http://legislature.idaho.gov/house/committees.cfm.

[xxiii] See Idaho.gov, State Legislature, Committees, Senate, last viewed on January 2, 2015 3:51 p.m., http://legislature.idaho.gov/senate/committees.cfm.

[xxiv] See Idaho Department of Corrections, last viewed on January 2, 2015, at 3:58 p.m., http://www.idoc.idaho.gov.

[xxv] See Idaho.gov, Department of Health and Welfare, last viewed on January 2, 2015, at 4:03 p.m., http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Home/tabid/55/Default.aspx.

[xxvi] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-category/health-reform/?state=ID.

[xxvii]  See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Insurance Marketplace Profiles, January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-health-marketplace-profiles/.

[xxviii]   See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Insurance Marketplace Profiles, January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-health-marketplace-profiles/.

[xxix]   See InsureKidsNow.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:37 p.m.: http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/chip/index.html.

[xxx]  See Healthcare.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/ and https://www.healthcare.gov/incarcerated-people/.

[xxxi] See Medicaid.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-chip-program-information/medicaid-and-chip-program-information.html.

[xxxii] See Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Find a Health Center, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.: http://www.bphc.hrsa.gov/.

xxxiv  See SAMSHA Treatment Facility Locator, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/TreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx and http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/MHTreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx

xxxv See SAMHSA N-SSATS last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:45 p.m.: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/substance-abuse-facilities-data-nssats.

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