Brigham Young University-Idaho reverses decision to reject Medicaid coverage for students

Rexburg-based Brigham Young University-Idaho will now allow Medicaid coverage to fulfill its student health insurance requirement, according to EastIdahoNews.com.

The announcement comes after BYU-Idaho was criticized for saying it would reject Medicaid as a form of insurance to fulfill the requirement. Insurance requirements are common among universities.

A report from The New York Times found students planned to drop out of school because of the decision, as they couldn't afford private insurance.

BYU-Idaho apologized for the turmoil around the decision in a campus-wide email sent Nov. 25, a spokesperson confirmed with EastIdahoNews.com.

Read the full report here.

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