An Idaho Senate committee killed a bill that would implement Medicaid work requirements in the state; the FDA is proposing requiring that women receive information on their breast density after a mammogram; and President Trump will reportedly submit a healthcare plan to Congress this year.
Following news that a federal judge tossed out Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and Arkansas, an Idaho Senate committee voted 7-2 against a House bill that would have implemented work requirements in the state, reported the Idaho Statesman. The bill would have put guardrails on the voter-approved Medicaid expansion. Similar to other work requirement bills, parents, caregivers, people with disabilities, and college students would have been exempt.The FDA has proposed a rule that would require women be informed of their breast density, which can sometimes make cancer harder to detect when getting a mammogram. According to the Associated Press, If implemented, women would receive a short summary about their breast density, and those with dense breasts would get a letter notifying them that their tissue makes it harder to find cancer and could require more testing. They would also receive a recommendation to speak with a doctor.According to a former White House aide, President Trump is planning on submitting a healthcare plan to Congress this year. The announcement comes after the Department of Justice sided with a federal judge who ruled that the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) should be invalidated. Following the decision, Trump called the ACA a “disaster,” saying that premiums are too high and that the Republican party would be “the party of great healthcare,” reported The Hill.