The CAT fund pays the catastrophic medical bills of Idahoans who can't cover those bills. Counties cover the first $11,000 of each bill, then any amount above that paid by the state. Liens are placed on virtually everything recipients own.
The fund spent less than anticipated in 2015, as more Idahoans have purchased health insurance. Nearly 100,000 subscribe to an exchange insurance plan, with most getting subsidies to make it more affordable.
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