Idaho Supreme Court will hear challenge to Medicaid expansion

The Idaho Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging the legality of Medicaid expansion, which was approved by voters in November with more than 60 percent of the vote.

That’s according to the Idaho Freedom Foundation, the group leading the challenge. Its attorney, Bryan Smith, shared the court’s decision in a news release late Monday.

That the court decided to take the case without having it pass through a lower court “indicates that the Idaho Supreme Court believes that the case presents a substantial question regarding the constitutionality of Proposition 2 that the court wants to address as soon as possible,” Smith said in the news release.

The Idaho Freedom Foundation has been the loudest opponent of Proposition 2, which expands Medicaid’s coverage of low-income and childless adults. It brought the suit to the Supreme Court in November.