"This is a responsible Idaho solution. This is a plan for assist those Idahoans with incomes under 100 percent of the federal poverty level but are not eligible for Medicaid, an employer-sponsored health plan or coverage through the Affordable Care Act."
During his State of the State address launching the 2016 legislative session, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter proposed what he called a "Primary Care Access Program," which would only earmark some state funds for a limited number of health care services. The plan has since been dubbed "Ottercare."
"It's essential that everyone understands [Otter's Primary Care Access Program] would be limited to just primary care and preventative care, with basic lab, X-ray, pharmacy and limited office-based behavioral health services, depending on availability at a given clinic,"
Otter said he supports Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra's request to "fully restore pre-recession levels of operating funds to school districts," and added he was recommending $5 million for more college and career counseling in Idaho high schools.
Racing in the Au Revoir and the Idaho Cup Juvenile will be Scott Stevens, brother of Idaho racing legend Gary Stevens. With more than 30,000 starts of his own, Scott Stevens' horses have won $36 million.