From DHW Director Dave Jeppesen: More than 20,000 participants on Medicaid Protection determined to be eligible so far

May 19, 2023
Dave Jeppesen, DHW Director

The Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) continues to process re-evaluations for Medicaid participants who had continuous Medicaid coverage during the pandemic even if they had become ineligible.

Federal law would not allow anyone to be removed from any state’s Medicaid rolls unless they died, moved out of state, or asked to be removed. Since Congress changed that earlier this year, DHW has been processing re-evaluations.

As of Monday, 50,944 re-evaluations have been processed out of a total of 153,857 people on Medicaid Protection. Of those, 20,171 have been determined eligible, and 30,773 have been determined to be ineligible. Those who are no longer eligible because they have too much income have been referred to the state’s health insurance marketplace, Your Health Idaho.

DHW began this process in February. It will continue in phases every month through this fall.

Data is updated by 5 p.m. each Monday at

For Medicaid participants

To make sure you receive notices regarding your Medicaid eligibility and re-evaluations, be sure to report any changes to your contact information, including mailing address and phone number. If your contact information has changed, or you want to confirm your current information, visit You also may report changes by calling 877-456-1233 or emailing

I hope you have a safe and healthy weekend.

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