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BYU Idaho reverses course, tells students Medicaid coverage will meet health insurance requirement

BYUI Health Center not a Medicaid service provider
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Posted at 7:52 PM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 10:42:32-05

BOISE, Idaho — 6 On Your Side has confirmed that BYU Idaho has sent an email to students informing them it will reverse its recent decision that Medicaid coverage would not meet its health insurance requirement.

According to that email, students covered by Medicaid and Idaho's Medicaid expansion will now meet the university requirement. However, the university's Health Center has not been, and will not become, a Medicaid service provider.

In the email, the university apologized for the "turmoil" caused by the prior decision and urged students to call the Student Health Center at (208) 496-9330 with any questions.

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