Medicaid expansion ‘simplest fix’

Via the Spokesman Review Editorial Board: 

An Idaho legislative group is meeting to figure out how to extend health care coverage to residents in the “gap,” meaning they earn too much for Medicaid and too little to qualify for subsidies offered through the health care exchange established under the Affordable Care Act. Approximately 78,000 Idahoans fall into the gap. Most of them have jobs, with high concentrations in the retail, restaurant and construction sectors. Thirty-one states have solved the problem by accepting the federal government’s expansion of Medicaid. Idaho has chosen to make this more difficult by searching for a solution that would pass ideological muster. That is, legislators feel the need to say this is an Idaho solution, not a federal one promoted by a Democratic president.

Could it really be a fiscal decision?