(RNS) — An Idaho college affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has reversed its decision not to accept Medicaid coverage. The decision comes in the wake of widespread criticism from students and alumni.
“We are grateful for the feedback we have received from our campus community and for the input of the local medical community,” administrators at Brigham Young University-Idaho announced in a campuswide email on Monday (Nov. 25). “We have decided that Medicaid, as it has in previous years, will meet the health coverage requirement at BYU-Idaho.”
School officials also apologized for “the turmoil caused by our earlier decision.”
The Scroll, BYU-Idaho’s student newspaper, reported in mid-November that the school would longer accept Medicaid as a form of health care coverage.