Access Denied: Federal Neglect Gives Rise to State Lawlessness; Families Denied Access to Medicaid, Food Stamps, CHIP, and Child Care

Families across the nation face barriers trying to access Food Stamps, Medicaid, CHIP and child care. Congress can take steps to ensure access to these important safety-net programs. Download the report.

No Healthy Start in Montana: State Enrollment Process Prevents Children from Accessing CHIP and Medicaid

State enrollment process prevents children from accessing CHIP and Medicaid. This report discusses how Montana can provide greater health insurance coverage to children. Download the report.

Idaho’s Health Care Resources: Protecting Our Public Investments

Idaho’s non-profit hospitals are pushing families into debt and even bankruptcy while holding millions of dollars in profits. Some hospitals have converted to for-profit and have pocketed millions of community asset dollars. Idaho should take steps to ensure affordable care and protect their community assets. Download the report.

Investing in Idaho’s Families, Idaho’s Future: Expanding Medicaid for Children and Working Parents

Many Idaho families do not have health insurance. By using federal funds, Idaho can expand access to Medicaid so more children and working families receive the important health coverage they need. Download the report.

Not Making the Grade: Nonprofit Hospitals Fail in Their Charity Care Mission

Many non-profit hospitals providing charity care around the Northwest are no longer maintaining their charitable missions. Non-profit hospitals should be held accountable to their primary obligations to serve the community. Download the report.

A Debt Unpaid: Nonprofit Hospitals Fail in Their Community Benefits Mission

The conversion of hospitals from non-profits to for-profits has turned community assets into private wealth and altered the level of service given to the communities they serve. This report discusses why the tradition of non-profit hospitals should continue. Download the report.

Public Health or Private Wealth? Who’s Cashing in on St. Luke’s Riches?

Saint Luke’s, Idaho’s wealthiest non-profit hospital has millions in the bank and pays its top executives millions of dollars a year while turning low-income patients over to collection agencies or forcing liens upon their property. Change in hospital policies must occur. Download the report.