BOISE, Idaho (CBS 2) — Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has endorsed Proposition 2, the Medicaid expansion ballot that would provide healthcare for 62,000 Idahoans who fall into the state's coverage gap.
“Allowing the healthcare coverage gap to persist any longer is not an option,” Otter said. “We cannot continue to let hardworking Idahoans go without healthcare. I’m proud that the citizens of Idaho have come up with a solution to solve this long-standing problem."
In addition to the endorsement, Otter is appearing in television, radio and mailers to show his support.
Idaho Freedom Foundation president Wayne Hoffman was critical of the governor appearing in the ads.
“Shame on Butch Otter for making one of his final official acts of office to pimp Obamacare to Idaho voters,” Hoffman said. “Fortunately, Idaho voters are starting to see through the deception and dishonesty, and I expect they will overwhelmingly reject Proposition 2.”